Museum of Cycladic Art Summer Internship

Κey information

  • Dates: June 24 - July 31, 2022
  • Location: Athens (Greece)
  • Organized by:  Museum of Cycladic Art, CHS Greece
  • Open to: Harvard College or Harvard Graduate students (one position per year)
  • Application Period: March 3 - April 3, 2022
  • Internship Coordination:  Ioannis Fappas (Museum of Cycladic Art)
  • Activity Administration: Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece)

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About the internship

Overview

This program is meant to familiarize the participating student with the activities performed in a museum environment and to provide high-quality professional training. The Harvard intern works in collaboration with another intern, museum curators and educators, and communication experts, and is assigned specific tasks to accomplish within a 5-week period. The internship hours are 10:30am-4:30pm from Monday to Friday but if needed, there may be flexible shifts in consultation with the Museum supervisor and based on the assigned tasks. The Museum of Cycladic Art summer internship program is fully supported by the Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris Foundation – Museum of Cycladic Art and the Cycladic Art Foundation.

Provisions for the intern

  • Accommodation for 5 weeks at the Swedish Institute at Athens, which is behind the Acropolis Museum, within easy walking distance from the Museum of Cycladic Art.
  • Access to the library of the British School at Athens and to museums and archaeological sites.
  • A stipend of 1000 USD.
  • Tickets for public transport within Athens.
  • Transfers from/to the airport.

Intern Responsibilities

The 2022 Internship Program will mainly involve training in the Archaeological Department of the Museum. Intern’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Study the collections of the Museum and actively participate in the creation of a database serving as a corpus of Cycladic antiquities scattered in the museums of the world.
  • Devote time in searching and recording the worldwide impact of the temporary archaeological exhibitions of the Museum of Cycladic Art to the public.
  • Create the concept and content for interviews/presentations on subjects connected to the Museum’s interests, which will be used as podcasts broadcasted through the Museum’s website.
  • Contribute to the work of digitization and organization of the Museum’s Library and Photographic Archive.
  • In addition to their main tasks, the intern will have the chance to give daily tours of the Museum collection in English for the public, following adequate instructions by the curators, and spend time in various departments to familiarize themselves with the different aspects of the Museum.
  • Submit a brief report of activities and an evaluation form at the end of the program.

Eligibility

Any Harvard College or Harvard Graduate student with the following academic backgrounds and interests is eligible to apply:

  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Cultural/Heritage Management
  • Museum Studies
  • Hellenic Studies
  • Classics
  • Digital Humanities

Strong background in Classics and some knowledge of Aegean archaeology and/or ancient Greek history is preferred. Applicants must also have good writing and communication skills. Basic knowledge of modern Greek might be helpful for the intern but is not required.

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About the Museum

The Museum of Cycladic Art is a small, but very prestigious archaeological museum in the heart of Athens. Apart from the famous collection of Early Cycladic (3rd millennium BCΕ) figurines and marble vessels, it also holds a comprehensive assemblage of Ancient Greek art and one of the largest collections of Cypriot Antiquities outside Cyprus. The museum is particularly active in research and education and organizes major exhibitions of art and archaeology in collaboration with other institutions in Greece and abroad. It also runs several programs for interns.

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