Launching Botany Hall

On Thursday, March 29th, Colleen O'Reilly and I launched our collaborative project Botany Hall: Dioramas on Context in the Hall of Botany at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The event marked the launch of our online exhibition at www.botanyhall.com and provided an ideal opportunity for facilitating a cross-institutional, interdisciplinary discussion about art and science.

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  • Dioramas in Context
  • Graduate Work

Surveys ready for distribution in the We Are Nature: Living in the Athropocene exhibit

 

A Brief Survey of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Museum Studies Intern at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Spring 2018

Thousands of visitors of different ages visit the Carnegie Museum of Natural History every year. As the Museum Studies intern in their Marketing Department, it was my job to ask these visitors about their experience in the museum. My work was overseen by Kate Sallada, Marketing Researcher, and Kathleen Bodenlos, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

These objects are from the Rosemary Trump Collection at the University of Pittsburgh Archives Service Center. Rosemary Trump was one of the most active women in organized labor in Pittsburgh. In addition to being the first woman president of the Service Employees International Union, she held positions within other unions and organizations. She was also a member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, which was an organization of trade union women associated with the AFL-CIO.

 

The Great Unboxing: Uncovering Women in Pittsburgh’s Labor History

Museum Studies Interns at the University Library System (University of Pittsburgh Archives Service Center) – Spring 2018

After hours of scouring boxes overflowing with records and materials about Pittsburgh’s labor unions, I was frustrated. I knew there were women who took part in these unions. Yet what does one do when there are no traces or mentions of women within the records?

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Entry to Copy + Paste.

 

Copy + Paste: Evaluating Visitor Participation in the Hall of Architecture

Museum Studies Intern at the Carnegie Museum of Art – Spring 2018

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Amanda working with students during Afterschool.

 

Mattress Factory Afterschool: Techniques of Two Teaching Artists

Museum Studies Intern at the Mattress Factory - Spring 2018

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Building Lifelong Ties to the Mattress Factory

Museum Studies Intern at the Mattress Factory - Spring 2018

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

The work station in the Library and Archives includes with needle nose pliers, which help to remove the nails from the picture frames. The gloves protect from the dirt that has accrued over the years since the theater's closing. The deframed photographs are separated into two piles: those that are fused to the glass and those that are not.

 

Identifying Movie Stars of Yesteryear: Historical Photos of Pittsburgh’s Nixon Theatre

Museum Studies Intern at the Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History – Spring 2018

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Nancy Mosser and I at the casting audition room in Mosser Casting studio

 

Delving into the Pittsburgh Film Industry and History

Museum Studies Intern at Senator John Heinz History Center - Spring 2018

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Teaching the Anthropocene: Student Responses to We are Nature

Author: Kaitlyn Haynal Allen

PhD candidate in Comunication and Consuming Nature workshop participant

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  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Becoming Migrant... what moves you?

Author: Edith Doron

Nexus Senior Program Manager, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

“If it is impossible to stop an electron, what’s the point in building fences against flocks of birds?”

--Agrupatión Señor Serrano

Categories: 
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh