Icon Internship: Photographic Media

Funded by the Clare Hampson fund, the Icon internship will focus on photographic media from the museum’s extensive archive collections.

Organisation
Imperial War Museum

Location

Duxford

Job type

Icon Internship 

Stipend

£17,000

Posted on
06.04.2021

End date
04.05.2021

 

Overview

The Imperial War Museum (IWM) is one of the world’s leading authorities on conflict and its impact on people’s lives. We collect objects and archives that give an insight into people’s experiences of war, preserve them for future generations and bring them to today’s audiences in the most powerful way possible. We manage a family of five museums; IWM London at Lambeth Road, Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, Duxford Airfield and IWM North in Manchester.

Opportunities

The intern will work on items from the museum’s archive collections in order to improve their longevity, stability and accessibility. IWM holds a wide range of photographic and audio-visual media including; paper prints, film reels, vhs videos, nitrate and acetate negatives, colour prints, transparencies, glass plate negatives and albums. They will develop skills in the cleaning and repair of film and photographs, a basic understanding of the technical processes involved in digitising analogue materials and in the quality assurance of the integrity of digital versions as part of the museum’s Digital Futures programme. There will also be the opportunity to work with conservation colleagues and on items for exhibition and to support our volunteer programme.

Closing date: 4th May 2021
Interview date: Interviews will be held at Duxford (dependant on restrictions) on 19th / 20th May 2021.

Application Documents