Students with Teresa Duff looking out of the window in Kevin Clancy's installation
 

Museum Education at the Mattress Factory

    As a child, I spent my third Sundays of each month at the art gallery participating in educational art activities. Some of my fondest memories were attempting to create oil pastel versions of Emily Carr’s paintings and participating in scavenger hunts that helped me get acquainted with new exhibitions. Little did I know at the time I would eventually be learning how to create similar experiences for others.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
 

Semester Wrap-Up of Decomposing Bodies

Hard to believe that this semester is already coming to an end!

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  • Decomposing Bodies
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Charlotte-Marguerite de Montmorency, Princess of Condé, c. 1610. Oil on canvas. Frick Art & Historical Center

Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Charlotte-Marguerite de Montmorency, Princess of Condé, c. 1610. Oil on canvas. Frick Art & Historical Center.

 

Museum Education Internship at the Frick Pittsburgh

During the past 2017 Spring semester, I worked as an intern under the supervision of Amanda Dunyak Gillen, Director of Learning & Visitor Experience, at the Education Department of the Frick Pittsburgh. My main job responsibility was facilitating the museum’s public programs, including program planning, gallery talks, adult and family programs, special events, etc.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
 

Semester Wrap-Up

For the past few weeks, I have worked on writing a reflection of my experiences thus far on the medart project. I did this partially as a way to wrap up my experiences this past semester and partially as a means to synthesize my work to make it more useful to the grant report.

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  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
 

Progress with Itinera

Throughout the past month or two, Victoria and I have been translating the Minutes of the Royal Academy of Architecture and we have been having a great time with it! So far, we have realized that several of the architects went on tours together and while not all went at the same time, there seems to be a lot of overlap between the trips. I would say the most difficult part of this process is translating the text because it is 16th century French and many of the words do not match up.

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  • Itinera
  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW
 

Maintaining "Sustaining MedArt"

It is early April, so the Sustaining MedArt team is once again preparing for the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The project, originating with an initial usability survey in the autumn of 2014, explores the relationship between perceptions of site usability and sustainability. In particular, we entered this project wondering how user experiences correlate to preservation worthiness. 

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  • Sustaining MedArt
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Here is an agent put into Itinera.

 

Quarries and Itinera

It's been a little more than a month since I joined the Itinera project, and I am happy to say that there has been much progress made. Supriya and I have finished reading through the Minutes of the Royal Academy of Architecture and have finished entering agents into Itinera. An example is pictured above.

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  • Itinera
  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW
 

A Catalyst for Nostalgia: Lion Attacking a Dromedary

A Catalyst for Nostalgia: Lion Attacking a Dromedary

Isabella Sigado

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • HAAARCH!!! 2017
  • Undergraduate Work
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Urchin Report on Medart

I’ve spent the past month analyzing an Urchin Report on the usage of Medart. Google Urchin was Google Analytics predecessor. I was using Urchin 7 which is the newest version, but it was released back in 2010, so there haven’t been any recent updates to it. I was warned that not every aspect of the software would work, and I found that to be true. There were no visitor data, but there were data on how many visits and hits there were to the site.

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  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW