The New-York Historical Society is seeking a qualified Decorative Arts curatorial research intern to assist with upcoming exhibition and collections research. Research will include object-based investigations related to the museum’s decorative arts and material culture collections. The ideal candidate should have a good general knowledge of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century primary sources and relevant databases, and be familiar with the decorative arts and material culture of those periods. Research will be conducted remotely, but may include visits to the Historical Society’s library and other libraries and museums located throughout New York City. Interns will get experience in the research phase of exhibition planning, using TMS (The Museum System collections database), and gain proficiency with a variety of document types and sources. Candidates should be enrolled in a graduate program in American social, design, or material culture history. The intern will work closely with Debra Schmidt Bach, Ph.D., Curator of Decorative Arts.
This position may be completed for credit or a stipend.
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