Thursday, May 8, 2014

Kelli D. at the Evansville Museum

During the spring 2014 semester I worked as an intern at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science. When I started I had only vague ideas about what went on behind the scene at museums and through this internship I learned about all of the details. While at the Evansville Museum I was given the opportunity to work on many projects that will help me with my future career in archaeology. I spent several weeks assisting in installing and removing exhibits for both art and history. I learned how to properly store art and artifacts from the museum’s collection such as rolling and covering textiles onto PVC pipes to be stored. I utilized PastPerfect to look up pieces and enter more information such as photographs, descriptions, and location for these pieces into the database. I also learned how to properly photograph and record the condition of World War I and II uniforms that were used in the World War II exhibit.  I was lucky that I was able to do and learn a variety of things. I was given the opportunity to inventory a trunk of donations given to the museum and design a display case for the High School Art Show. This internship was an excellent opportunity for me to learn what working in a museum is like.  I am very grateful for the experience and knowledge that I have gained during my time there and I hope that other students will have as great of an experience as I did.