The Frick Collection, Frick Art Reference Library (Content Cluster Internship)

Paid Internships,

Contact: Anastasia Levadas
Address: 30 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-547-0641

The Frick Art Reference Library’s Content Cluster is comprised of Acquisitions, Digital Art History, Metadata, Photoarchive, and Web Archiving. The intern will build their art historical knowledge through hands-on projects involving the collections of a leading research institute dedicated to the study of fine and decorative arts created in the Western tradition from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with cluster Leads and participate in department meetings, webinars, intern events, and other professional development programming for libraries and museums. The scope of the projects may include, but are not limited to:

- Learn special collections cataloging by creating MARC records, researching provenance and attribution histories for Photoarchive images of paintings and drawings by Italian or Dutch artists
- Creating and modifying datasets for a digital mapping project that documents the movement across the United States of Library photographers recording paintings and sculptures in private collections and little-known public collections
- Classifying works for art with a machine learning app to increase access and discoverability to digitized Photoarchive images
- Contribute to a crowdsourcing project to create alt-text descriptions of digitized visual images
- Contribute to our critical and ethical cataloging work, reviewing and revising language used in our collections catalog
- Assisting with researching the copyright status of artworks represented in the Photoarchive’s collection of digitized study photographs

Pay Type: Paid
Course Credit: Course credit is negotiable
Deadline for submission: April 3, 2023