The collections intern will be working under Maureen Lane, Collections and Digital Media Manager at the Phillips Museum of Art, to curate a group of 19th century photographs. The student will be responsible for researching and interpreting historical artifacts from the collection, while developing a written exhibition proposal and installation of a physical exhibition this spring in the Nissley Gallery. In addition, they will be working with Brittany Baksa, Collections Assistant, to develop an online exhibition using OMEKA, a scholarly online publishing platform. The online exhibition will be part of the museum’s permanent archive, will be freely accessible to the general public and serve as an educational resource for the public.
The research assistant will be responsible for researching techniques for creating catalogue entries for historical items with little or no available information. The student will gain valuable experience in properly analyzing material culture and physical objects rather than solely relying on text interpretations and written accounts of history. In addition, the student will learn how to work with history and museum experts in a professional environment under the guidance of the Phillips Museum’s collections department.
The museum education and outreach intern will be working under Brittany Baksa, Collections Assistant at the Phillips Museum of Art. The student will be responsible for assisting in audience evaluation research for the Phillips Museum. They will gain skills in the methods of evaluation and research, which will result in the implementation of a formal process for the museum. In addition, the student will help to develop programming needs for the museum with an emphasis on digital media, on-line exhibitions, podcasts, museum related blogs, and social media.