Job Opening – Internships at the Henry Moore Institute (10/2012)

2012 October 22

Henry Moore Institute
Leeds LS1 3AH

We invite applications for four funded internships from students across postgraduate programmes at UK universities. These are aimed at students who have an interest in sculpture and provide practical experience of working in a museum environment. Internships relate to our collections, exhibitions and research programme and involve students working with our resources and curators. The timing of each internship is arranged according to applicant and project schedule. Travel and, if necessary, accommodation will be provided. An award of £250 will be given to students at the end of the two-week internships.

Our 2012-2013 intern projects are:

This project involves research focusing on the work of the sculptor Gego. The internship is for a Spanish speaker to assist the Institute with curatorial research, working with archival material and texts in Spanish, as well as communicating with collections in Spain and Venezuela.

Sculpture and Mathematics
The Institute is in the early stages of researching relationships between sculpture and mathematics, looking at intrinsic aesthetic connections as well as shared questions and qualities. Working with the Institute Library and Archive collections the internship involves compiling a bibliography, sourcing images/artists and developing ideas alongside Institute staff as the starting point for an academic conference in 2013.

This internship is aimed at students with an interest in a career in publishing. The key tasks of this internship are to research the publishing field for current books on histories of exhibiting sculpture and interviews with sculptors; to research exhibitions internationally relating to our existing publications; to identify gaps in current publishing on sculpture.

Library Display: Chance
This project centres on a forthcoming Research Library display designed to highlight items from our Special Collections on the theme of chance in artistic practice, to run alongside our spring 2013 exhibition Robert Filliou: The Institute of Endless Possibilities. The internship involves working with the Institute’s extensive collection of publications, artists’ books and archival documents.

To apply, outline how the internship relates to your experience and interests (500 words) and email with your CV to Kirstie Gregory, Research Programmes Assistant,

Deadline: 18 November 2012

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