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Conservation Fellowships and Internships

Conservation of Arnaldo Pomodoro’s Sphere No. 6 (Sphere within a Sphere), 1963-1965 Each year the Hirshhorn Museum Conservation Department offers pre-program and graduate level conservation internships and encourages candidates to submit applications for the Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation. Click on the following links to learn more about each internship and fellowship opportunity: Pre-program Outdoor […]


Each year a number of undergraduate and graduate internships are available at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Internships are offered during the summer, fall, and winter semesters, and academic credit may be arranged through the intern’s school. International students are encouraged to apply. Click here for a list of departments that offer internships, and […]

Marina Isgro, Associate Curator

Marina Isgro, Associate Curator, Media and Performance Art Marina Isgro joined the Hirshhorn as Associate Curator in March 2020 and is responsible for the Museum’s collection of media and performance art. Prior to joining the Hirshhorn, she served as Nam June Paik Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums, where she curated Nam June Paik: Screen […]

Hirshhorn Library

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Library supports the research and exhibition program of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and it is the only library within Washington, DC, dedicated solely to modern and contemporary art. Search the Library Catalogue Using the library The Library is located on the 4th floor of the Museum at Independence Avenue, SW […]


As conservators of contemporary art, we work to analyze artists’ techniques and materials and to preserve artworks for future generations.  We are also committed to researching and discovering new and improved ways to care for and interpret artworks to ensure that these works continue to express their makers’ original creative visions in the years to […]

The Hirshhorn’s Conservation Laboratory is moving

Located in the lower level of the museum, the current conservation lab is 40 years old and no longer meets the expanding needs of preserving an evolving permanent collection. The new Hirshhorn Center for Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art, scheduled to open in late 2016, will embrace all forms of artistic media and practice, […]

Artist Interview Program

Capturing the Contemporary is a collaborative initiative among Hirshhorn conservators, curators, educators, and other staff to engage in a series of preservation-focused dialogues with artists about their works in the collection. It has become globally recognized that artist interviews are an essential component in the conservation of modern and contemporary artworks. Artists continue to push […]

Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities To apply for a volunteer position in the Library, please contact the Smithsonian’s Behind the Scenes Volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include: searching for online catalog records, and general library assistance. Internships The Library accepts qualified interns from library schools and art history programs. Knowledge of at least one Western European language is desirable. Please see […]


The Hirshhorn Museum Library, founded in 1969, is now administered by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL). It is a research collection devoted to modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, video, film and emerging art forms. The Library has books and related materials (exhibition catalogues, serials, and ephemeral material) from 1880 to the present, […]

Internship Departments

ART AND PROGRAMS Curatorial Assist with research related to the permanent collection, temporary installations, and traveling exhibitions; may provide editorial assistance on publications Gallery Guides Assist with research related to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions; develop interpretive materials and have regular, informal conversations in the galleries with the general public. More… EXHIBITION AND DESIGN DEPARTMENT […]

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