History of Art and Architecture

Featured interns

 

Fall 2019


Jon Engel

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

Jon worked under Pitt’s own Mellon Fellow in Curation and Education Rebecca Giordano, helping her with preliminary research for an upcoming exhibition about the artist and educator Selma Burke. He worked with a wide range of archival sources, contributing transcriptions and digitized content to a new repository documenting Burke’s career.

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Miranda Harkins

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

Miranda worked as an intern at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh where her project focussed on cataloging the Center’s library and archive collections. She also helped facilitate research on a Spring exhibit that entailed primary research to create biographies on Pittsburgh’s local Holocaust survivors. 

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Joanna Harlacher

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

This semester, Joanna had the opportunity to intern at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History with Dr. Chase Mendenhall. Dr. Mendenhall is currently developing a future exhibition focusing on gender and sexual diversity within the natural world. Joanna was tasked with locating and producing content that may be highlighted within the exhibit. As a research assistant, Joanna had the opportunity to interact with professionals in the cultural sector. 

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Lauren Hevron

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

At the Heinz History Center’s Detre Library and Archives, Lauren organized a range of collection materials, and created finding aids and catalogue entries for them. Her research focused on collections related to cultural spaces in Pittsburgh, including live music venues and art galleries.

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Emily Hrynko

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

Emily worked as an intern under the supervision of Madeline Gent, executive director of Associate Artists of Pittsburgh. She conducted archival research on the abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell and his time in Pittsburgh. Her work was also published in the organizations 107th Annual exhibition catalogue, authoring 10 artist biographies for the publication. 

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Georgina Laube

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

Georgina interned at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation where 

she worked to translate and contextualize an archival manuscript collection. Her work focused on translating

documents from German and French by Dr. Theodor Philipp Haas, a German botanist who was sent to the Dachau Concentration Camp before emigrating to the United States.

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Omolade Olubowale

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

Omolade undertook her internship at the Office of Public Art. She worked under curator, historian, and educator Rachel Klipa on community engagement, focusing on strategies to engage black college students in black art throughout the city of Pittsburgh. 

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Olivia Rutledge

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

Olivia worked at the Silver Eye Center for Photography with Assistant Curator and Communications Coordinator, Kate Kelley. Her work included printing and framing photographs for exhibition, assisting with the installation of exhibitions, and developing curatorial and promotional content the organization’s website.

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Anna Schanne

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

Anna worked on the Anthropocene Living Room exhibition space at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. She identified new articles to display as part of the Science Today display. She also conducted visitor observations in several galleries, and coordinated a Qualtrics survey to receive visitor feedback on future exhibitions.

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Kara Slattery

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

As an intern at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Kara worked under the supervision of Akemi May, curator, and Emily Mirales, assistant curator. She catalogued past Carnegie International exhibition catalogues to develop a new database that will enrich research into the exhibition’s history since 1896. 

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Simone Traub

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2019

Under the supervision of Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Marketing Director Paige Ilkhanipour, Simone contributed to exhibition programming and promotion at the center. She assisted in installing the Cuando el Río Suena show and created a set of guidelines to support the planning of future exhibits.

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