Internships at The Henry Moore Institute
Our internship projects for 2012-13 have now been awarded. We will begin advertising new internship projects in autumn 2013.
Each year we invite applications for four funded internships from students across postgraduate 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.
This year the Henry Moore Institute has awarded four paid internships to post-graduate students from UK universities. Students will work closely with Institute staff to realise specific projects.
Sculpture and Mathematics
The Institute is in the early stages of researching relationships between sculpture and mathematics, looking at subjects such as geometry, quantity, structure, space, multiplicity, patterns and logic. Working with the Institute Library and Archive collections, Lesley Ann Baker (University of Teesside) will work on compiling a bibliography, sourcing artists and writers who have addressed the subject and developing ideas alongside Institute staff as the starting point for an academic conference in 2013.
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. Jessica Gough (University of Leeds) will work with the Institute's extensive collection of publications, artists' books and archival documents, to help create a tailored display which complements the exhibition in Galleries 1, 2 and 3.
The Henry Moore Institute produces and publishes award-winning exhibition catalogues as well as academic multiple essay volumes, compilations of source material, and our journal Essays on Sculpture, published three times per year. Sally Colledge (University of Leeds) will research the publishing field for current books on histories of exhibiting sculpture and interviews with sculptors, research exhibitions internationally relating to our existing publications and identify gaps in current publishing on sculpture.
This project involves research focusing on the work of the sculptor Gego (b. Gertrud Goldschmidt, Hamburg, 1912; d. Caracas, 1994). Stephanie Kogler's (University of Essex) internship will assist the Institute with curatorial research, working with archival material and texts in Spanish, as well as communicating with collections in Spain and Venezuela.