Work placement at IRPA-KIK


Every year, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage welcomes post-graduate interns in each of its three departments, Conservation-Restoration, Laboratories and Documentation. An 8-month work placement within the workshops, laboratories or the document department complemented with some courses: an interesting opportunity to expand one’s knowledge!

KIK-IRPA has a long experience in the training of young professionals in conservation and research. The first interns were accepted in 1949, one year after the founding of the Institute. Since then, the training program has evolved in response to the changing needs of the conservation and conservation science communities. In the field of conservation, the increasing number of dedicated university level courses in Belgium and abroad has filled the need for long term training. Post-graduate internships represent the ideal means to consolidate and improve upon the newly-qualified conservator's or scientist's practical skills and theoretical knowledge prior to entry into the professional world.