Conserving Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures

Rebecca Fitzharris, Museum Studies Intern at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Fall 2021

Walking down any street in Pittsburgh you can see trash cans scattered along the sidewalks. People discard materials into these cans every day without a second thought. However, would these materials, regarded as 'trash' to us, be perceived in the same way a hundred or so years from now?

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University of Pittsburgh undergraduate intern Jennifer Kandray (senior architecture studies major) atop Hampton Hall’s roof garden.

 

Celebrating a Centennial: Shining Light on the Historic Hampton Hall

Jennifer Kandray, Museum Studies Intern at Hampton Hall – Fall 2021

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Mary Lou William’s AFM Local 471 membership card. These membership cards are some of the Local’s only surviving artifacts.

 

Organizing the Difficult History of the American Federation of Musicians Local 60-471

Char Pyle, Museum Studies Intern at the University of Pittsburgh Library System Archives and Special Collections – Fall 2021  

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Early Conservation and It’s Lasting Effects

Yara Makasakit, Museum Studies Intern at the University of Pittsburgh Library System Archives and Special Collections – Fall 2021 

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University Art Gallery Entrance, Women of Visions: Celebrating 40 Years Exhibit. Taken by Jamie Roncinske, December 1, 2021. 

 

A Semester at the University Art Gallery

Jamie Roncinske, Museum Studies Intern at the University Art Gallery – Fall 2021 

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A look at the 8th edition of the Carnegie International, in 1904, and the most recent show, in 2018, shows some of the more easily visible changes the exhibit has undergone over its 125-year history.

 

The Evolving Technology of Internationalism

Bella Hanley, Museum Studies Intern for the 58th Carnegie International – Fall 2021 

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The Repatriation of Caddo Nation Pottery in the UAG

Repatriating the objects of various Native American tribes across the United States has been an ongoing process for many museums, including the University Art Gallery (UAG) in Pittsburgh. These objects came in UAG possessions in 1938 from one of the professors from the University of Pittsburgh, Carl Engelder, who did an excavation of a Caddo tomb in Hot Springs, Arkansas, which he later donated these objects to university around 199

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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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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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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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