Department of Painting and Sculpture
The Department of Painting and Sculpture is a curatorial department responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and researching all paintings and sculpture in the Portrait Gallery. Members of the department also conduct research for special exhibitions and for publications on the history of American portraiture, as well as handle numerous public inquiries.
Painting and Sculpture Internship Description
Interns in the department research objects in the NPG collections and conduct research on possible acquisitions. They may help with upcoming and current exhibitions curated by members of the department, and when appropriate they may support the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
An intern should have a sound academic background in art history, American studies, or American history; good research and writing skills; and be able to use a word-processing program. Preference will be given to college graduates and those with some graduate-level work.
Terms Internship Is Available:
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