The National Library οf Greece is a partner in the European Erasmus + project “Τhe future of Cultural Heritage in Modern Europe”.
The project aims at developing innovative scientific and pedagogical methods in the field of European cultural heritage. Ιts focus lies on literary sources of cultural heritage, i.e. manuscripts and rare books, that are explored in collaboration with οther prestigious libraries, i.e. the Berlin State Library, the Latvian National Library , the Jagiellonian Library, the Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna, as well as the Bibliothèque de Bordeaux.
The project is coordinated by the University of Potsdam in Germany with the participation of seven more European universities and other cultural institutions. The intellectual outputs of the project especially digital research projects on literary sources of cultural heritage, are of outstanding value for the international scientific community and will inspire future innovative research on the field of European cultural heritage across national and institutional boundaries, involving especially universities.
In the framework of the project, the National Library of Greece will offer its knowhow on literary cultural heritage management and information literacy and will organise an exhibition in 2021, inspired by the 200th anniversary of the Greek independence and create internship opportunities for students from the project countries.
Τhe project is financed by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to support education, training, youth and sport and is expected to be completed by 31.08.2022.
Internship at the National Library of Greece | Athens
Interns will be offered the opportunity to plan, develop and present their own research projects on cultural heritage, having access to NLG collections as well as their own working space. They will collaborate with the department of manuscripts and special collections of the NLG. Interns will also profit from the guidance of an NLG library expert, who will assist them in refining their research as well as introduce them to the way NLG operates.
Moreover, they will be actively involved in the development of the exhibition and other side- projects that NLG will organize from spring 2021 onwards, in order to honor the country’s 200th anniversary of the war of Independence. Interns will also assist in the organization of the workshops that will take place in the NLG premises, during the summer school in Athens in June 2022, in collaboration with the University of Athens.
At the conclusion of their internship, interns will be required to submit a report on their internship results.
A good command of the English language is necessary. Knowledge of another European language, preferably German or French, good digital skills as well as a general knowledge of the Greek culture are further assets.