The Rijksmuseum is the largest museum of the Netherlands. The collection contains 1.1 million (art) objects from and relating to the Netherlands from the Middle Ages until the 20th century. The museum receives over two million visitors a year with a stunning building, surprising decor, beautiful exhibitions, lively events and many pleasant facilities for young and old.
The Rijksmuseum’s dynamic and diverse Conservation Department is housed in the Ateliergebouw or Studio Building across the street from the Rijksmuseum. In addition to the 6 conservation studios and laboratories of the Rijksmuseum, the building hosts the conservation training program of the University of Amsterdam, the Scientific Department of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) and the newly formed Netherlands Institute of Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS). The strong collaboration between conservators, scientific researchers and art historians in the three institutes makes for an interdisciplinary and inspiring environment.
The department of Paintings Conservation holds an internationally recognized position in the field of technical research and conservation of Old Master paintings and consists of a core team of six conservators and two research scientists supplemented by many other conservators, researchers and scientists. Together they stimulate the integration of scientific research into the conservation practice.
The Rijksmuseum is inviting applications for:
Graduate internship in Paintings Conservation
The position is full-time (36 hours per week) for the duration of six to twelve months, starting in the fall of 2018