Historic Royal Palaces launches its first curatorial internship scheme

By Culture24 Staff | 06 December 2010
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(L to r) Bruce Simpson, Mary Gillespie and Emily Fildes
Three lucky MA students are taking up internship posts at Historic Royal Palaces this week as the charity launches its first ever curatorial internship programme.

The students who are studying part time MAs will be working across all of the sites overseen by the independent charity including Kensington Palace (assisting with the £12 million ‘Welcome to Kensington: a palace for everyone’ project), the Tower of London, and  Hampton Court Palace.

Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces hailed the new scheme as “good news” in “challenging economic times”.

“The interns will provide vital support behind the scenes to Historic Royal Palace’s team of curators, while building their own CVs, cutting their teeth on research projects, and spending two years surrounded by some amazing buildings and collections. We’re thrilled to have them.”

Mary Gillespie, Bruce Simpson and Emily Fildes have all taken up their posts and  will receive a living allowance of £10,000 per annum, the same amount received by full-time postgraduate students funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 
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