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The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, in partnership with the HBCU Library Alliance, has received funding to coordinate five fully-funded, eight-week summer internships in library and archives preservation in 2018 at five nationally recognized library preservation/conservation laboratories.

Interns will receive a cost-of-living stipend, funds for travel, and assistance arranging travel and housing accommodations. Summer internships will take place between June 1 and August 15, 2018, with exact dates to be decided upon by the intern and their host site.

HBCU Library Alliance members in good standing are eligible to participate in this program. Your assistance is needed to widely promote the program, identify strong undergraduate students and encourage applications for this dynamic opportunity. I know you agree with me that the stronger the applicant pool, the more likely our success so that we can continue this internship in the years to come.

Thanks to Board member Debbie Hess Norris, University of Delaware, for securing this funding. Thanks also to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware, and the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (DE) for funding this internship project.

What an exciting opportunity for HBCU students!

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