Conversation Interns

Conservation Internship
To foster the next generation of conservators, the Conservation Office offers internship opportunity for students and recent graduates in cultural heritage conservation studies. Ms Joyce Wan was our recent conservation intern from June to September 2022, who is currently studying a Master Program in Conservation of Fine Art (Easel Painting) at the Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.
During her internship, Joyce was engaged in a range of preventive conservation tasks, as well as hands-on practical treatment on easel paintings. She also conducted experiments on testing novel materials to aid conservation treatment, assisted with the condition inspection and documentation of loaned exhibits and learnt about the range of analytical instrument and techniques used in the scientific study of cultural heritage objects.
"I thank the Conservation Office for giving me plentiful opportunities to put my learning into
                             practice, and the introduction to the analytical instruments has provide with me remarkable 
                             experiences." - Joyce Wan
Surface cleaning of an artist's palette (collection from the Hong Kong Museum of Art)
Condition inspection and photographic documentation of loan exhibits
Reviewing the X-ray fluorescence (XRF) result of a Chinese fan painting