Internships at The Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute Research Library

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The deadline to apply for this year's internships has now passed. Details of the recipients will be posted on this page in due course.

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 a research interest in sculpture and are intended to provide practical experience of working in a museum environment. Internships relate to our collections, exhibitions and research programme and involve students working closely with members of staff.

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 2016 intern projects are:


Sculpture and Self-Portraiture

Billie Bond (MA Sculptural Practice, Colchester School of Art) will be working on Sculpture and Self-Portraiture. The project involves looking into the relatively under-researched area of sculptural self-portraits from medieval times to the present.


The John Bunting archive

Rory Menage (MA Creative Practice, Leeds College of Art) has been awarded the John Bunting archive internship. Born in London and evacuated to Yorkshire in 1939, Bunting’s commissions, hewn from local wood and stone, were for private and public works predominantly in Yorkshire. The archive, deposited in 2005, requires repacking and basic conservation work.


Fountains and 'Water Sculpture'

James Schofield (MA Exhibition Studies, Liverpool John Moores University) will be developing a project on Fountains and ‘Water Sculpture’. This internship will focus on the research and development of a future seminar and Library display. The Henry Moore Institute Library and Archive are rich in material relating to this subject, which has previously been somewhat overlooked by art historians.


Filming Sculpture

Pippa Eason (MA Art & Design, Leeds Beckett University) will be carrying out research into the practicalities of filming sculpture. The Henry Moore Institute has a longstanding interest in the relationship between sculpture and film and in 2016 Routledge will be publishing an volume of essays on this subject, edited by Institute staff.