Research

Internships at The Henry Moore Institute

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 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 2015 intern projects are:


1965

This project involves research into works that were made in what was an extremely productive year for sculpture. Primarily using the Institute's Research Library the internship involves compiling a bibliography, sourcing images/artists and developing ideas alongside Institute staff as the starting point for an academic conference which will be held in the summer of 2015.


Library Display: The Island

This internship will focus on the research and development of a Library display looking at the short-lived magazine, The Island, published in London in 1931. The art editor was Leon Underwood and the magazine included verse, criticism and wood-cut illustrations by a range of British artists including Henry Moore, Eileen Agar, Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes-Stanton. The internship will involve using the Library collections to research the publication, identifying material for inclusion in the display and preparation of a short wall panel text. The display is scheduled to run between July - September 2015.


The British Art Show

In the summer of 2015 British Art Show will return to Leeds for the opening incarnation of this five-year touring exhibition showcasing the best of contemporary British art. This is a two-part internship which involves using the Hayward archive of the history of British Art Show and the Henry Moore Institute Archive and collections to compile a working document with details of works in the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection which were made by artists who have participatedin these exhibitions. This research will feed into a small display which will run alongside British Art Show 8 next summer.


The Fourth Plinth

The Institute is in the early stages of researching the history of The Fourth Plinth sculpture commission in relation to other public sculpture initiatives.  Working with the Institute Library and the Greater London Authority archive this internship involves compiling a bibliography, sourcing images/artists and developing ideas alongside Institute staff as the starting point for an academic conference in 2015.


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: kirstie@henry-moore.org

Deadline: 16 February 2015