The conservator-restorer in training applies for an internship at one or more host venues during the first Post-Master’s year in order to be able to start on October 1st of the second year. The internship is made official and transparent for all parties by means of a work placement contract. See for further information regarding selection criteria for host venues: Work placements.

Internships can be completed at private conservation studios, museums and institutions wordwide. See internship examples.

Host venues are expected to involve the trainees in all daily matters of working practice enabling them, for example, to:

  • Participate in ongoing treatments;
  • Participate in professional discussions;
  • Become acquainted with studios of various specialisations if present at the host venue;
  • Participate in assessing objects of cultural heritage;
  • Be involved in loan procedures;
  • DSC_0677Take part in meetings.

The trainee is expected to conform to the house rules of the host venue and communicate in a transparent way with all parties involved. All documentation and other reports should be completed and handed-in to both the host venue supervisor and the UvA supervisor before the end of the internship.