Unique internship program within the Textile Conservation Studio of the Royal institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels, Belgium
The Textile Conservation Studio of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels has a longstanding tradition. With the upcoming retirement of one of the senior conservators, specialized in tapestries, the Textile Conservation Studio of KIK-IRPA does not only want to preserve and pass on this knowledge, but in addition aims to initiate a dialogue with the international conservation community.
The Textile Conservation Studio therefore created an internship program for textile-conservators as well as master students, specialized in the conservation of textiles. Between the 15th of July 2019 and the 1st of April 2020, the selected candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced conservators to obtain knowledge and hands-on experience concerning the specifics of tapestry conservation. Next to this transfer of expertise, the conservators of the Textile Conservation Studio of KIK-IRPA will benefit from the interns’ own experience and ideas. The internship program is organized in collaboration with the Art & History Museum (MKG-MAH) in Brussels: the interns will work on a tapestry from their collection.
Thanks to the support of the Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation, a grant is awarded to each of the participants of this unique internship program. The Foundation also offers accommodation to the foreign interns.
- Hannah E. Sutherland, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Kisook Suh, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Anikó Moór, Iparművészeti Múzeum / Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
- Anna Karatzani, Ανώτατο Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας / Technological Educational Institute, Athens
Pierre Picon de Laubard (weaver), The Chinese fowler, wool and silk, 300 x 325 cm, Brussels, Art & History Museum, inv. V.2918. © KIK-IRPA, Brussels.
Update: December 2019
Interdisciplinary meeting presenting the first results of the internship project, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, 12 December 2019.
Update: February 2020
End of internship presentation by Anikó Moór (Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest), Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, 27 February 2020.