ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSERVATION INTERNSHIPS

Posted On November 16, 2020
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The Agora Excavations Conservation Laboratory of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens usually offers 2-3 Archaeological Conservation Internships each excavation season. For the summer 2021 season, one internship is being offered.

DEADLINE: January 10, 2021

About the Internship

The Agora Excavations Conservation Laboratory of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is offering one Archaeological Conservation Internship for the 2021 summer excavation season. The Conservation Laboratory functions as an integral part of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens’ Agora Excavations. Its aim is to support the excavations by providing services that contribute to the study and understanding of the site.

Interns will have an opportunity to treat freshly excavated archaeological finds and to participate in an active on-site conservation laboratory. Under the supervision and guidance of the Agora Conservation staff, interns will carry out general conservation duties including: examination and analysis of artifacts; documentation; cleaning; reconstruction; restoration; and photography of artifacts from the current excavation and from storage. In this way, interns will be able to work with a variety of materials including ceramics, stone, glass, copper alloys, iron, lead, bone and occasionally ivory and wood. An introduction to the re-treatment, preventive and long-term care of archaeological collections will also be provided.

For more information: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/archaeological-conservation-summer-internships