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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
Deinstallation

Natalie (left) is examining works for condition reports and Kate (right) is cutting foam

 

Delighted to Make Your Acquaintance: Deinstallation of Edward Eberle Exhibition

Author: Abigail Meloy

Fine Foundation Fellowship, Fall-Spring 2016-7

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Ferdinand Bauer engraving

 

What is the real, "real" object?

As an information scientist striving to define and describe online exhibitions, I am constantly reflecting on what constitutes a “real object” versus one that is acknowledged only through its absence. The status of the object has historically correlated to changes in museology, and in this regard it seems we are in the midst of a particularly challenging moment.

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • Dioramas in Context
  • Graduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
Schenley Park Entrance 1922

Schenley Park Entrance, 1922, Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection, courtesy of the Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

 

Picturing Nature in Early 20th Century Oakland

In the context of the Consuming Nature workshop, sparked especially by our plans to visit the Hunt Botanical Institute, I was thinking a lot about how to situate CMNH’s Botany Hall and its dioramas in the social and cultural context of Oakland.

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • Dioramas in Context
  • Graduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Another Year, Another K'zoo

For the second year in a row, I had the distinct privilege of attending the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. According to the Medieval Congress' Twitter feed (@KzooICMS), this unique conference attracted almost 3,000 attendees this year. 

Categories: 
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • Faculty Work
  • VMW