Bordered on one side by a leafy lane and on the other by the Grand Canal, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a tranquil haven, housing impressive modern masterpieces. Established in 1949 by Peggy Guggenheim, niece of wealthy industrialist Solomon R. Guggenheim, the museum encompasses Ms. Guggenheim’s personal collection of 20th century art, as well as pieces from the Gianni Mattioli collection and the Nasher Sculpture Garden. Among the exhibited artists are Chagall, Giacometti, Morandi, Picasso and Pollock.
Participants experience a variety of museum departments on a rotation basis. Intern tasks range from preparing galleries and guarding rooms, to answering questions from the public, selling tickets or assisting with administrative responsibilities in the office. Interns attend weekly seminars to enhance their understanding of museum studies and modern art.
Open to university students and recent graduates at the beginning of their careers. Preference is given to applicants with a background in art, art history or relevant work experience, but none is required. Applicants must be conversational in Italian.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Phone: +39 04 12 40 54 01
Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Stipend
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates