Building Lifelong Ties to the Mattress Factory

Museum Studies Intern at the Mattress Factory - Spring 2018

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

The work station in the Library and Archives includes with needle nose pliers, which help to remove the nails from the picture frames. The gloves protect from the dirt that has accrued over the years since the theater's closing. The deframed photographs are separated into two piles: those that are fused to the glass and those that are not.

 

Identifying Movie Stars of Yesteryear: Historical Photos of Pittsburgh’s Nixon Theatre

Museum Studies Intern at the Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History – Spring 2018

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Nancy Mosser and I at the casting audition room in Mosser Casting studio

 

Delving into the Pittsburgh Film Industry and History

Museum Studies Intern at Senator John Heinz History Center - Spring 2018

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Teaching the Anthropocene: Student Responses to We are Nature

Author: Kaitlyn Haynal Allen

PhD candidate in Comunication and Consuming Nature workshop participant

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  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Becoming Migrant... what moves you?

Author: Edith Doron

Nexus Senior Program Manager, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

“If it is impossible to stop an electron, what’s the point in building fences against flocks of birds?”

--Agrupatión Señor Serrano

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  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Version one of Mariko, Station 20

 

Exploring Tōkaidō Road through Japanese Woodblock Prints

Authors: Zoe Creamer and Alec Story

Museum Studies Intern at Special Collections, University Library System - Spring 2018 and Special Topics: Museum Studies student - Spring 2018

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

New Ways of Researching

Working on a humanities research project has proved to be challenging in ways I had not expected. Choosing a topic to study was simple with the guidance of my project advisor. I have pursued learning about the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian. Merian was an entomologist and artist from the late 1600s. She made tremendous strides for the understanding of insects, ecosystems, and metamorphosis at the time when most believed in spontaneous generation.

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  • Current Projects
  • Itinera
  • VMW

Artist William Accorsi exhibiting his toy sculptures at The Store.

 

A Look into the Past: Research on Craft Artists from the 70s in Pittsburgh

Museum Studies Intern at Contemporary Craft – Spring 2018

When I first heard about an opportunity interning at Contemporary Craft, I was super excited because I had volunteered there in the past (and knew this would be a great line to add to my resume).

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

CFP, Contemporaneity Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality In The Past”

Contemporaneity asks what it means to be contemporary. The term is often invoked in reference to the current lives of citizens of today’s world, but this edition seeks to highlight contemporaneity across a wider variety of historical contexts. The aim is to uncover how cultures throughout the global past have negotiated temporalities, modernities, and historicisms, to come to terms with what it means to be present in their own moment. 

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  • Research Groups
  • Temporalities
  • Current Projects
  • Graduate Work
  • Faculty Work