A scheme to help communities become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of their local archaeological and cultural heritage sites.
The programme is run in partnership with the Chester Beatty Library, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, The National Archives and Trinity College Dublin.
The Heritage Council's annual Conservation Internship Programme offers an exciting opportunity for students of conservation to work with some of the world’s great treasures.
The programme is run in partnership with the Chester Beatty Library, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, The National Archives and Trinity College Dublin’s Old Library and is primarily aimed at students who have completed specialised conservation courses in the areas of paper, book bindings and painting.
The aims of the programme include:
- bringing new research and skills into the conservation departments;
- safeguarding Irish heritage through necessary conservation works;
- offering opportunities in Ireland for newly qualified Irish conservators.
Internships, which runs for a minimum of nine months, are advertised internationally – as there are no advanced conservation courses in Ireland – and generates much interest from international students and Irish students studying abroad.
Further information on internship opportunities can be found on the websites of the partner institutions or by contacting the institutions directly.
We will advertise Internships in our jobs and opportunities section and across our social media channels
The TidyTowns Heritage Award has been sponsored by the Heritage Council to encourage a greater awareness of the value of our heritage to our quality of life and to sustainable economic development.
Encourage greater awareness in your school of Ireland’s rich built, natural and cultural heritage with an engaging and stimulating visit from one of our Heritage in Schools experts.