“No, actually I do like it!” why preventative measures matter.

Being able to work on-site during an active global pandemic is a luxury, not a right. It’s even more of a luxury when you get to be in a museum exhibit, caring for said exhibit, while sitting two feet away from artifacts that predate even the oldest of grandmothers… by, say, 68 million years? Yet the common sentiments I received when explaining my job to others was mostly negative, and now, with my own blog post, I’m here to argue in favor of the reality of museum work.

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Drawing Connections with Public Art in Pittsburgh

Author: Marisol Villela Balderrama

As the Teaching Fellow for Pitt’s course Arts and Politics in Modern Latin America (HAA0520), I participated in the class’s first online version this Fall semester. While almost all recitation sections were held remotely, I had the valuable opportunity to meet with some of the students during two optional in-person activities. During these academic encounters we looked together at public art on the Oakland campus.

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Left: A screenshot from an archived webpage of a small business in Pittsburgh. Right: A screenshot from the patched archived webpage.

 

Preserving Websites? Yes, it Exists!

Museum Studies Intern at the Senator John Heinz History Center’s Detre Library & Archives – Fall 2020

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The Joy of Virtual Connection

Museum Studies Intern at Associated Artists of Pittsburgh - Fall 2020

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A photograph of 34 people at Area nightclub.

Photo by Michael Halsband, 1984. Courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh.

 

The Lankton/Warhol Connections

by Grace Marston, Museum Studies Intern at the Mattress Factory - Fall 2020

When I sought to conduct my Museum Studies Internship at the Mattress Factory’s Greer Lankton Archives, part of the idea was to get some museum experience outside of the Andy Warhol Museum, where I have worked for nine years. Indeed, it has been extremely rewarding to work in a different museum with a different collection, yet I started noticing connections between Lankton and Warhol on my very first day.

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Interning in the Digital Age

To finish out my final semester at Pitt, I had the opportunity to be a Museum Studies Intern at Silver Eye Center for Photography. 

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Dinosaurs in Their Time gallery at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

 

Problematic Language in the Prehistoric

Museum Studies Intern at Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Fall 2020

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Teaching and Time Management in 2020

Author: Andrea K. Maxwell

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Stories of Invisible Cities

Author: Sahar S. Hosseini

 

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Network Analysis + Digital Art History

Author: Alison Langmead

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