Henry Moore Institute Internships
Each year we invite applications for four funded internships from students across MA programmes at UK universities. The internships are aimed at students who have an interest in sculpture and are intended to provide practical experience of working in a museum environment. Internships involve students working with our resources under the supervision of members of our curatorial team.
The internships should be completed between January and July 2018. Travel expenses and, if necessary, accommodation will be provided. An award of £250 will be given to students at the end of the two week internship.
This year the focus of the internship projects will be on the Leeds Sculpture Collections. Together, the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Museums and Galleries have built one of the strongest public collections of British sculpture in the UK. The collections are on display next door to us in Leeds Art Gallery, where the Institute curates the sculpture displays, and in 2018 the collections will also be the focus of exhibitions in the Institute’s galleries.
The Leeds Sculpture Collections comprise over 800 objects and 400 works on paper, as well as our outstanding Archive of Sculptor’s Papers. They narrate the development of sculpture being made in Britain as broadly as possible, representing neglected practitioners as well as established ones. In recent years there has been a particular focus on conceptual, performance, photographic and other expanded sculptural forms from the 1960s and 1970s, which are underrepresented in museum collections of sculpture.
To apply, please email a cover letter stating why an internship with the Henry Moore Institute would be suited to your research interests and complementary to your academic focus, and a CV by Monday 4 December 2017 to Kirstie Gregory, Research Co-ordinator.