Summer Internship at the Kluge-Rhue

Author: Imani Williford

Summer Curatorial Research Project in Indigenous Arts at the University of Virginia

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

An ancient camel’s nametag and a small knife, both forged from meteorites. (National Museum of Natural History)

 

Summer at the Smithsonian: Adventure Behind (Almost) Every Door

Author: Natalie Gomez

Intern and Docent Programs Intern at the National Portrait Gallery

They told me I was the Intern and Docent Programs intern, so I cracked my knuckles with a sigh on my first day as I sat at the computer, ready to answer emails nonstop for the next eight weeks.  It would soon dawn on me that it was those very emails that would allow me to taste any and every part of life at the Smithsonian I desired.

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Scientists at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History offer their interpretations on the relationships and dynamics between people and museum collections. The scientists shown in the images are not the same people referenced in the text.

 

Natural History, the Anthropocene, and Crisis

Author: Mitchell Kiefer - Consuming Nature Workshop

Categories: 
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Smog meringues at the GASP Air Fair

Author: Shelby Brewster - Consuming Nature Workshop

Categories: 
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

The Andy Warhol Museum: The Legacy of an Icon

Author: Leslie Rose

Milton Fine Museum Profession Fellowship, Summer 2017

Recently, I have heard one of the truest statements that I will probably ever come to understand: “Once you’ve got The Warhol bug, you’ve got it for life.” This “bug” is much more than just an admiration for the iconic artist. It’s appreciation for all that he and his legacy, The Andy Warhol Museum, represents.

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Visitor experience map of floor 1

 

Interpreting Visitor Experiences at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Author: Caroline Fazzini

Interpretation Intern - Museum Studies Internship Program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

A memorandum of agreement between MGM and the Pittsburgh Pirates, found in the Branch Rickey Papers at the Library of Congress Manuscript Division. The letter discusses the use of Pirates gear and facilities in the film Angels in the Outfield.

 

Celebrating Pittsburgh as the Hollywood of the East: A Fellowship at the Heinz History Center

Author: Monica Marchese

Milton Fine Museum Profession Fellowship, Summer 2017

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Fighting air pollution with a whisk

Author: Shelby Brewster - Consuming Nature Workshop

Categories: 
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
New Itinera Visualization

This is a screenshot of the foundation for the new Itinera visualization that I've been working on. The goal is to be able to show relationships between different people in an informative way. This would allow for new understandings of the relationships between the Travelers as a whole, or in smaller more personal groups. 

 

Summer Progress on Itinera's "Travelers" Visualization

For the past year or so I have been working on learning how to write Javascript D3 code and use that knowledge to write a new visualization for the "Travelers" section on Itinera. This is an update of the progress I've made while at the VMW this summer.

Categories: 
  • Itinera
  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW

John Yodanis Papers, 1919 – 1987, MSS 293, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center

 

Revisiting Pittsburgh’s Pigeondom

Author: Melissa Yang - Consuming Nature Workshop

Categories: 
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh