Abreihona Lenihan working with artist Humaria Abid

 

Curatorial Practice in a Non-Profit Arts Organization

Abreihona Lenihan, Museum Studies Intern at Contemporary Craft - Spring 2021

I was ecstatic to learn about the curatorial internship at Contemporary Craft (CC) as I have been eager to both learn and gain more insight into the role of a curator. Shadowing Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions, I helped engage the public in the creative experience through craft-based artistic practices.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Birdseye View Of Pittsburgh (1947) by Adolf Arthur Dehn

 

The Digital World Of Museums

Museum Studies Intern at the University Art Gallery - Spring 2021

I interned at the University of Pittsburgh’s Art Gallery (UAG) under the guidance of Dr. Sylvia Rhor Samaniego, the Director and Curator of the UAG. Currently, the University Art Gallery is working on multiple different aspects to improve and rework, such as redesigning the website.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Discovering the Greer Lankton Archive

Museum Studies Intern at the Mattress Factory - Spring 2021

I was not sure what to expect when I began my internship at the Mattress Factory in the Greer Lankton Digitization Project in February of 2021. Beginning an internship remotely was daunting but has in turn aided me in developing a uniquely personal relationship not only to the work but to the artist.

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  • Academic Interns
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University of Pittsburgh's Varsity Walk

University of Pittsburgh's Varsity Walk is where the upcoming outdoor exhibition, "Black Lives in Focus", will be held.

 

A Commitment to Honoring and Celebrating Black Life

Museum Studies Intern at the University Art Gallery - Spring 2021

Last summer, we all had a lot of time to watch Black Lives Matter protests and the various positive and negative responses to them. I believe we all should look within ourselves and question what the BLM movement means to us, and how we can move forward towards gaining true equality in this country.

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  • Identity
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • UAG
 

Redesign and Revitalization in Weirton, West Virginia

Museum Studies Intern at Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center – Spring 2021

This semester I worked as an intern at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
A screenshot of the Pittsburgh Glass Center's Google Arts & Culture page for the Light in Transmission exhibition. The image shows a wide view of the gallery brightly lit by the neon artworks with white text stating the name of the exhibition over the photo.

The front page for Light in Transmission story I designed on the Pittsburgh Glass Center's Google Arts & Culture page.

 

Lights in the Dark

Museum Studies Intern at the Pittsburgh Glass Center - Spring 2021

As we recently passed the one year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, museum spaces and galleries have found their footing and embraced new ways to safely engage with visitors.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Soaring Sky High in Ancient Egypt

Museum Studies Intern at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Spring 2021

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has a wide array of departments. Over the course of my internship, I provided research for the development of the exhibition Egypt on the Nile in the Egyptology department.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Quo Vadis guide Connor Mallon in 17th-century Highland Dress during the 2019 Open House event. Photograph by Reagan Harper.

 

Filling in the Gaps

Museum Studies Intern at Nationality Rooms Program, University of Pittsburgh - Spring 2021

Every year, the Nationality Rooms Program hosts an Open House event in early December, allowing visitors to see the 31 Nationality Rooms and hear tours and holiday stories from Quo Vadis guides dressed in traditional clothing. And every year, the guide in the Scottish Room receives compliments on the kilt they wear. The only problem is, it’s not a kilt.

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  • Identity
  • Current Projects
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
Image Withheld

This image is a statement on the unethical circulation of images of human remains. To respect the thousands of individuals on display across museums I will not be posting an image with human remains in view.

 

Rebranding Human Remains Education in Museums

Museum Studies Intern at Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Spring 2021

When people think of natural history museums some of the first exhibits that come to mind are mummied human remains or as many know them: mummies.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Jada Crittendon

Jada Crittendon is a senior majoring in Architecture B.S. She completed her first two years of undergraduate school at Virginia Tech and intends on completing her degree at the University of Pittsburgh giving her a diverse education in both programs.

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  • HAAARCH!!! 2021