History of Art and Architecture

Featured interns

 

Fall 2018


Bonnie Christopher

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Bonnie interned at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in the Section of Invertebrate Paleontology, working along side the Collection Manager. Bonnie conducted researched on historical landscape paintings of Pittsburgh, specifically the Carnegie Museum of Art’s View of the Great Fire of Pittsburghby by William Wall. Using historical documents Bonnie uncovered both the geographic accuracy and atmospheric fiction of Wall’s painting.

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Alyssa Gobleck

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Alyssa worked as an intern in the marketing department at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  She helped create promotional material and engaged with the public on social media platforms in order to increase awareness of the museum’s special events.  During one of her projects, she aided in the production of a two-minute video commercial for the museum.

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Taylor Hauskins

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Taylor worked as an intern at the Silver Eye Center for Photography, participating in a new education initiative called Scholars @ Silver Eye. Her internship included extensive training in all operational aspects of a non-profit art space. She also had the opportunity to work collaboratively with her fellow interns to organize and curate an upcoming exhibition of photographs by regional artists.

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Rose Hawk

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Rose was an intern at the Pittsburgh Public Office of Art. She visited ten different public art sites in Oakland and downtown Pittsburgh and wrote about them for the Art Places section of the Greater Pittsburgh Art Council website. Some of these profiles include the Westinghouse Memorialin Schenley Park, For Pittsburgh by Jenny Holzer in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, and the Edward Manning Bigelowstatue in front of Phipps Conservatory.

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Eric Knapp

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Eric worked with Marilyn Russell, the Curator of Education at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and Sally Cao, the museum’s Curatorial and Education Program Manager, during the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018. As an intern he helped analyze and quantify gallery ambassador surveys, building a better understanding of how ambassadors enhance visitor experiences at the International.

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Isabella Lam

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Isabella worked as an intern in the Special Collections Department of Hillman Library. She helped prepare for visiting classes by researching materials and locating the necessary books, pulps, magazines, etc. She also cataloged materials for students to reference in the future. Isabella facilitated events the Department hosted/participated in as well.

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Sydney Leslie

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Sydney worked at Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, under the supervision of the executive director, Madeline Gent. During her time at AAP, Sydney primarily worked with the organization’s historical archive. This included organizing and logging catalogs dating as far back as the 1920s, creating a timeline of AAP’s online presence, as well as filling in missing portions of the exhibitions archive.

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Amy McLaughlin

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Amy interned at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History as their Ethics Intern under Assistant Curator Erin Peters. She researched Codes of Ethics from accredited museums using internet resources and compiled this information into suggestions for the new CMNH’s Code of Ethics.

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Madison Myers

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Madison worked as an intern in the development department at the Mattress Factory. She helped with securing funds for the museum by reaching out to individuals and corporations to obtain new sponsors. She also began the writing process for a grant to renovate one of the Museum’s best-known installations.

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Emily Pelesky

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Emily was an intern at Carnegie Mellon’s Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Her work was focused on re-foldering and preserving the collection of an individual botanist. She inventoried the documents and cared for included specimens. Additionally, she conducted research into the botanist’s interests, in preparation for an article to be published in near future.

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Jessica Saunders

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Jessica worked as a research assistant to Emily Mazzola, a PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture department at the University of Pittsburgh. Jessica assisted Mazzola research the White House china produced by Lenox using the archival resources of the Detre Library and Archives. Jessica aided in archival work and record keeping and conducted an independent research project using Pitt's ULS newspaper and magazine databases to find public opinions of Lenox crafted presidential porcelain.

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Joshua Shearer

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Joshua interned at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum where he worked with the Curatorial Department and the Education Department to conduct research. Joshua’s primary research project involved analyzing the photographs and letters sent home by Sgt. John R. Elm from the conflict in Vietnam, recovering and preserving Elm’s experiences of the war.

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Alec Story

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Alec worked as the summer Fine Foundation Fellow at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History under the supervision of Dr. Erin Peters. In this position, he worked across several museum departments to synthesize research for the CMNH’s upcoming exhibit entitled “Egypt on the Nile.” He also planned and conducted community focus groups, investigated the museum’s anthropology collections, and helped run internal meetings and workshops.

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Kenneth Wahrenberger

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Kenneth interned at The Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant for the chief curator, José Carlos Díaz. He completed extensive research for the fall 2019 exhibition Andy Warhol: Revelation. Using evidence from the Time Capsules, archival materials, and Warhol scholarship, Kenneth assisted Díaz  in developing the framework of the show.

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Maggie Walter

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Maggie worked as a curatorial intern with the REcollection Studio at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main. She developed and curated an exhibition of the Pittsburgh Photographic Library’s photographer Esther Bubley. She selected images, digitized and edited the negatives, and installed the exhibition, resulting in a month and a half long show titled Intimate Moments.

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Noah Weintraub

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Noah worked as an intern in the Mattress Factory’s Greer Lankton Archive, assisting Archivist Sarah Hallett. Noah helped developed a processing plan for the Lankton Archive, learning to catalog and digitize archival materials and documents. Noah experienced first hand the ways archives can reveal intimate details of an artist’s life and death.

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Madeline Wich

Museum Studies Academic Internship, Fall 2018

Madeline interned with the Marketing Department of the Carnegie Science Center where she helped produce social media content, press releases, and donation letters for the Center. Her internship culminated with the media management of one of the CSC’s most popular events, the Chain Reaction Contraption Contest, an annual competition for high school students.

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