History of Art and Architecture

Featured interns

 

Spring 2017


Abigail Meloy

Fine Foundation Fellowship, Fall-Spring 2016-7

Abigail worked under the direction of Janet McCall, Executive Director of Contemporary Craft, and closely with the Exhibition staff. She facilitated exhibition programming, such as writing tours and assisting with events and installation/deinstallation. Abigail coordinated community partners for programming for Contemporary Craft’s upcoming social justice exhibition Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home. In addition, she also spearheaded a summative evaluation process for this exhibition. 

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Alexandra Wolf

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017

Alexandra Wolf Worked under the supervision of Hannah Turpin, Curatorial Assistant of Photography and Contemporary Art. She helped catalogue their collection of books using LibraryThing, labeling each title and organizing this collection. She logged over 2,000 books into the CMOA system. She also contributed to the planning of the Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

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Andrew Brumbaugh

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017

Andrew worked as the curatorial and educational intern at Soldier’s & Sailor’s Memorial Hall & Museum under the curator Michael Kraus, Civil War historian. He helped prepare the interactive tours materials. He also cataloged and photographed donated artifacts using the PastPerfect software. Andrew intends to work in the museum field, specializing in American military history.

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Darien Pepple

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017 

Darien made her internship under Erin Peters, assistant curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, during the initial stages of development of the new ancient Egyptian exhibit. She developed her own audience evaluations and conducted them on visitors of the Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, learning valuable information about audience evaluation techniques and the process of designing new exhibits in museums. 

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Hayley Pontia

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017 

Hayley undertook her internship in the Marketing Department of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Her position included editing and writing content, producing photographs for social media, organizing archives and answering visitor emails. One of her projects involved reorganizing the department’s photos, researching digital platforms that would allow an online space with easy access for all the employees to use.

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Jared Klatskin

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017

Jared worked as a communications intern at The Andy Warhol Museum. He helped update their exit surveys and worked with social media and website analytics. Jared also created strategies to market the exhibitions for the press. Finally, he assisted with the editing of an upcoming book.

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Lauren Woolwine

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017

Lauren worked alongside under Erin Peters in the Education Department at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. As part of her job she outlined for a potential curriculum to be used for docent training at the CMNH. She developed a set of summaries for the reading resources she gathered in her research.

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Marie Manske

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017

Marie worked as an intern at the University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms. She performed archival and curatorial tasks. She created 463 conditions reports and submitted orders for storage facilities. Her work from the internship will feed into the Fall 2017 semester’s Museum Studies Exhibition Seminar.

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Marina Wei

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017

Marina worked in the Education Department at the Mattress Factory as a teaching assistant in an after school program.INSTALL: Afternoons @ the Factory. She interacted with artists, museum educators and other staff within the Museum. She also shadowed tours, helped create materials for events and outreach and educational art activities for families.

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Molly Wight

Museum Studies Academic Internship Spring 2017 

Molly worked as an Intern for the Heinz Architectural Center on projects relating to the Hall of Architecture. Her work built on a previous project from a design studio class at CMU in 2011, consisting in gathering visitor preferences and responses to the Hall to design a better signage system, putting together a report with the results. She also worked with the Carnegie Museum database to research the casts and record the data for archival records.

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Patricia Smith

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017

Patricia was an intern with Gretchen Anderson, the conservator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Patricia's work focused on the conservation and restoration of the open-air dioramas. She learned the cleaning and maintenance of objects by conservational standards.

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Reagan Harper

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017

Reagan worked at the Carnegie Science Center as an intern. She worked with the Buhl Planetarium archives, organizing the documents in storage, and setting up a numerical inventory to make files more easily located. Reagan's work helps toward realizing an interactive, digital display on the history of the Buhl Planetarium available to the public.

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Xiaoyuan Zhang

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2017

In this internship at the Education Department of the Frick Pittsburgh, Xiaoyuan facilitated the museum’s public programs, including  gallery talks, adult and family programs and special events. The internship was supervised by Amanda Dunyak Gillen, Director of Learning & Visitor Experience. Xiaoyuan helped run special events such as the annual Women’s History Program and designed public programs for the upcoming Undressed exhibition. 

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