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“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.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate 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.

Categories: 
  • Agency
  • Environment

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!

This fall I interned for the Senator John Heinz History Center here in Pittsburgh.

Categories: 
  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

The Joy of Virtual Connection

I surely don't have to express how strange this year is, but I would like to discuss how important social media and virtual experiences have been in the current context.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
A photograph of 34 people at Area nightclub.

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

 

The Lankton/Warhol Connections

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.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

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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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

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

 

Problematic Language in the Prehistoric

When walking through the galleries of a museum, how often do you read the labels on each display?

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Teaching and Time Management in 2020

In the History of Art and Architecture Department (HAA) we benefit from our Constellations, researching and learning along meaningful themes of inquiry that unite heterogenous areas of focus.

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  • Agency
  • Environment
  • Identity
  • Mobility/Exchange
 

Stories of Invisible Cities

Author: Sahar S. Hosseini

In the past few months, I have been researching and reading about Pittsburgh and its minority neighborhoods.

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  • Agency
  • Environment
 

Network Analysis + Digital Art History

Author: Alison Langmead

Researchers in the Visual Media Workshop, a digital humanities lab located in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, have been working on a Getty-funded advanced workshop on network analysis and digital art history.

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  • Mobility/Exchange
  • Visual Knowledge

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