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IIP-Patan Museum
Kathmandu, Nepal (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Program Features: Community Service, Field Work, Research Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
Patan Museum
About: 
The Patan Museum was inaugurated in 1997 by the late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. The museum displays the traditional sacred arts of Nepal in an illustrious architectural setting, residing in an old residential court of Ptan Darbar, one of the royal palaces of the former Malla Kings of Kathmandu Valley. Its gilded door and window face one of the most beautiful squares in the world. This museum quadrangle, known as Keshav Narayan Chowk, takes its name from the temple in the center of the main courtyard, which best known for the intricate facade that frames its golden door and window. These, as well as two adjacent palace courtyards, have a long and important history as palaces of the Malla Kings of Patan. Museum exhibits cover a long span of Nepalese cultural history and count various rare objects to be among the museum's many treasures. Such objects are arranged in artfully curated exhibitions that are able to present the living traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism within a unique and enlightening context. Most of objects are cast bronze and gilt copper repoussé work, both being traditional crafts for which Patan is famous.

Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will focus on enhancing the visitors' experiences of the museum. Responsibilities include but are not limited to website development, the development of a marketing strategy, the creation of innovative programming for the museum and using their model as a model of best practice for other museums in Nepal.

Requirements: IIP candidates with interests in arts, communication and/or marketing are encouraged to apply. Technical skills/experience in social media or web design would be an asset but is not required.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 02/28/2018 TBA TBA