History of Art and Architecture

Featured interns

 

Spring 2019


Annie Abernathy

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Annie Abernathy worked as a Curatorial Intern at the Carnegie Museum of Art. She conducted preliminary research for an upcoming exhibition concerning art and economic inequality. Her compilation of sources and brief artists descriptions will aid curators and docents as the exhibition develops.

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Adia Augustine

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Adia interned with University Library System’s Archives & Special Collections this past semester. She assisted with processing and organizing the Kuntu Repertory Theatre Collection. This collection contains the archives of a theatre company associated with Pitt’s Africana Studies Department that was active for 39 years and produced over 300 productions.

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Michelle Bachy

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Michelle worked under the supervision of Matthew Lamanna at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in the Vertebrate Paleontology Department. She assisted in the conservational work of 50 million year old fossils from the Eocene period. She also transcribed and maintained mid-20th century curatorial documents for the department. By performing these responsibilities, Michelle developed her curatorial and conservation skills, better preparing her for work in the field and in museum environments.

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Lisa Canavan

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Lisa Canavan interned at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh under the supervision of Brooke Sansosti, Digitization and Special Projects Lead.  She helped digitize the Pittsburgh Photographic Library archive and created an exhibition titled Men’s Work/Women’s Work that will be on view in the library’s Gallery@Main in July.

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Gillian carver

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

As the Ethics Intern at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH), Gillian was in charge of researching ethical standards for natural history museums and understanding how ethical guidelines impact departmental operations across CMNH so that the museum’s Ethics Code can be updated as part of their ongoing American Association of Museums (AAM) reaccredited process. She worked under the guidance of Dr. Erin Peters Joint Assistant Curator, Science and Research. 

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Claudia Haines

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Claudia interned in the Education Department of the Carnegie Museum of Art. She collected and analyzed surveys conducted by Gallery Ambassadors to understand how visitors to the 57th Carnegie International reacted to the exhibition, and how their responses reflected engagement, education, and positive change. She also conducted early research for an upcoming exhibition of Chinese ceramics.

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Steven Haines

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Steven assisted the University Art Gallery (UAG) in the preparation of an exhibition of Chinese video art. His responsibilities included researching technological needs for the display of each piece, learning to visualize exhibition spaces using SketchUp, and gaining a general understanding of Chinese film and video. The exhibition is set to open in the fall of 2019.

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Karly Klunk

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Carly interned at Rivers of Steel Arts (RoSA) under the supervision of Chris McGinnis, Director and Chief Curator. After conducting object studies and online research in the Rivers of Steel museum archive, she curated an exhibition titled, Art and Design in the Steel Industry (opening Fall 2019), for the Steel Case, a miniature traveling exhibition space.

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Meghan Lees

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Meghan interned in the University Library System’s Archives & Special Collections. She took information provided by the exhibit, Travelers Along the Silk Roads: 10th Century to Present, and conducted additional research to design an informative and aesthetically pleasing digital guide that can be used to view the exhibit once it is taken down. She also aided in the pulling, shelving, and listing of books and materials for class visits.

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William Mayer

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

William worked at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History under the supervision of Nicole Heller, Museum Fellow and Curator of the Anthropocene. He assisted in the management and testing of the Anthropocene Living Room. In his work he compiled research on the psychology of communicating issues related to the Anthropocene and performed evaluations of audience interactions with the Living Room space.

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Savannah Potts-Krammes

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Savannah interned at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History with Joint Assistant Curator of Science and Research Dr. Erin Peters. She created an updated database for the Egyptian collection and implemented data merge techniques in InDesign to create object cover sheets with information pertinent to the upcoming Egypt on the Nile exhibit.

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Nicole Schnee

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Nicole Schnee worked as an intern at the Senator John Heinz History Center. She worked with Senior Curator Leslie Przybylek to research Eastern Orthodox Christianity and skiing in Pittsburgh. Nicole’s work at Heinz History Center has inspired her to pursue a career in curation and public history.

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Gabriel Schunn

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Gabriela worked as research and curatorial intern with Mellon Fellow in Education and Curation Emily Mazzola to craft an online exhibition exploring the role of Western Pennsylvania in the formal diplomatic entertaining of the White House. The project focuses on Senator John Heinz History CenterBryce Brother’s/ Lenox, Inc. collection at the Detre Library and Archives.

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Conor Short

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Spring 2019

Conor worked at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. He helped enter new donations into the digital object record with special emphasis on the collection of a local veteran. He then organized the physical collection and helped create a uniform format for the digital record.

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