Endangered Heritage - Indigenous Heritage Conservation

Join our team to research and learn about the safe handling documentation and repair of indigenous heritage items and art.

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College approved Internship
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Sat, Mar 26 2022, 3am - Thu, Apr 14 2022, 3am
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Credit : For credit

Work for a unique business in the Southern Hemisphere which is partnered with over 30 other small business owners in a National Event.

Endangered Heritage provides collection support and conservation services to private collectors, museums, galleries, archives and libraries. With more than 70 years combined experience, our highly experienced and specialised conservators treat a wide range of materials including textiles, paper, books, photographs, paintings, frames, objects, metals and technology.


Internship details
Availability Winter or Semester 2, 2022
  • Science
  • Art
  • Undergraduate 3rd year
Open to international students Yes, particularly Pacific Island students
Preferred project skills
  • Heritage and art history
  • Indigenous studies
  • Archaeology
  • Technical skills in a controlled environment
  • Background understanding of material science
Clearances required
  • Signing of our confidentiality agreement
  • Tetanus vaccine and COVID vaccine
Host supervisors

Bretony Colville/Andrew Pearce (Senior Objects Conservators)

(E: bretony.colville@endangeredheritage.com; Ph: 6280 6280)


Shop 8, 8/20 Paragon Mall

Gladstone Street

Fyshwick, ACT

Project opportunities/benefits for the intern Our business is a unique opportunity to work with qualified conservators about the issues involved in the scientific/material deterioration of indigenous cultural material and how best to care for it. The student will learn the ethical considerations around altering historic artefacts and the materials we can use for reversibility, accountability and long-term preservation. Basic triage and preventative conservation will be taught and some disaster preparedness and planning will also be covered. Hand skills desirable as this is a hands on internship.


Join our team to research and learn about the safe handling documentation and repair of indigenous heritage items and art.


Indigenous Heritage Conservation