The John W. & Mildred Bissinger Endowment allows Manuscripts Archives and Special Collections (MASC) to offer Conservation/Preservation Internships.
The successful candidates will work in the Conservation/Preservation Laboratory in MASC at Washington State University (Pullman, WA) under the supervision of Linnea Rash, Conservator/Preservation Museum Specialist. The intent is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make sound decisions regarding archival mending techniques.
Conservation activities may include:
- Introduction to Conservation/Bookbinding tools and materials
- Mending of pamphlet bindings
- Construction of a variety of protective enclosures
- Dry-cleaning methods and mending of paper artifacts
- Various textblock sewing techniques
- Leather preparation and covering
The internship is offered to a graduate student interested in Conservation/Preservation and who wants to gain a better understanding of the issue through hands-on experience. Candidates must have a 3.5 GPA and submit a resume and essay stating how this internship shall assist in advancing their interest in Conservation/Preservation.
Interested applicants may also review more about the MASC’s Conservation and Preservation efforts.
For further information about the Conservation/Preservation Internship, please contact Trevor James Bond.