The Louvre, Department of Prints and Drawing Conservation, Paris
Length of the internship: two months
Supervisor: Valentine Dubard
My internship at the Louvre permitted me to learn about the diversity of professionals within this big institution. Holding over five hundred thousand works of art, the Department of Drawings at the Louvre places itself amongst the greatest drawing collections in the world. Owning such a collection, the Louvre museum had to have a lab exclusively dedicated to paper conservation.
Part of the internship was dedicated to mounting techniques that I practiced several times, giving me more efficient skills.
Various treatments were performed during this internship and one of them concerned a big scale drawing made by the Italian artist Sandrino. It was supposed to be part of a temporary exhibition organized by the Louvre about the design of Italian ceilings during the 18th century. The poor condition of this drawing made it not acceptable for exhibitions standards, I participated to the conservation treatments and finally the drawing was exhibited in 2014.