Museums & Society Newsfeed
Applications are now being accepted for four paid opportunities: the Annual Student Curatorship at our very own Evergreen Museum and Library, the NEW Abrams internship in the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the Robert and Nancy Hall Fellowship Program to work at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and the NEW Robert and Nancy Hall Grant to support a student in an unpaid museum internship. For more information go here.
Molly Martell, class of 2015, writes about her internship at the intimate Libby Museum: "Three miles from the town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, there is a small museum that sits facing Lake Winnipesaukee - as it has for 100 years this year. [Read More...]...Click here to read more.
A guest post by M&S minor Lydia Alcock '12: "Whenever I tell people I’m studying psychology and museums their response is usually, what are you going to do with that? At first, back in freshman year, I wasn’t so sure. As I continued taking classes in the Museums and Society department and learned more about the museum world, I realized there was a niche for me where I could combine psych and museums: museum education. When I started applying for internships, I discovered a place so perfect for me I couldn’t believe it was real. I began interning at the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies in September of 2011, and after working on heritage programming for 3 and a half months I realized I might never find another place so suited to my interests. Luckily, a part-time job opened up, and guess what? Now I’m employed!" To read more, click here.
In August Emily Sneff returned to Baltimore after a museum-packed summer in London. While in England, she took a course that went behind the scenes of the Museum of London, and was able to catch the British Museum's installation of the exhibit "Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe" (the third for the show that started at the Cleveland Museum of Art and was at the Walters Art Museum this Spring). In Fall 2010 Emily was among the students in the M&S course "Walking with Reliquaries" who had the chance to work with Associate Curator Martina Bagnoli on an audio tour for the Walters' installation of the exhibit. [more]
She is currently reasearching 17th-19th century books for Earle Havens at the Peabody Library and will be returning to the Walters as a Robert and Nancy Hall intern to work with Martina Bagnoli this Fall.
Gabrielle Barr is finishing up her internship at the Thomas J. Watson library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is getting hands-on experience in all aspects of cataloguing. She also helps twice a week with the Watson's ongoing, major digitization project and recently experienced the impressive process of joining with the entire staff to dismantle the card catalog.
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