In the summer of 2018, Haley completed an internship in the Registrar’s Office within the Department of Conservation and Collection Management at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
She mainly focused on the museum’s database system along with loan records. An average day for her consisted of performing data entry for new and existing loans as well as completing any special tasks that she was assigned. She completed loan registrations, helped clean the galleries, and observed the packing and unpacking of objects.
In addition to her daily tasks, she attended enrichment events that the MFA Boston provided to the interns. Through these events, the interns networked with museum professionals and got advice about future career paths.
In the summer of 2018, Caroline worked as the Development Intern for the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans. Caroline assisted in planning and tracking of admissions for the CAC’s largest fundraiser Hancock Whitney White Linen Night that attracts over 40,000 people.
Lingyuan worked in the exhibition department of United Art Museum in Wuhan, China. She worked on the exhibition titled "The People's Straw--Crossing the 38th Parallel, Art Project of Ke Ming" and was Ke Ming's assistant.
Lingyuan participated in the exhibition preparations and artist's reception, proofread press releases, translated articles by an international art critic, and helped the artist complete their work.
In the summer of 2018, Jenny completed a twelve-week marketing apprenticeship at The Lake Dillon Company in Silverthorne, Colorado.
Jenny worked with Anne Orban, the Director of Marketing and Sales. She managed social media, managed volunteers, sold tickets at Farmers Markets, created marketing materials such as news ads, business cards, flyers, radio ads, and press releases, and worked front of house.
Each week, the LDTC had a mini-class called, Artist Hour. This provided the opportunity for apprentices to ask advice about their future careers.
Ayo spent the summer of 2018 in South Africa in a Museums Studies -Study Abroad and Internship Program. Ayo explored the art and heritage sector through site-visits, conversations with arts professionals and museum staff, art-making, and reflection activities. She also interned for Iziko Museums of South Africa for 5 weeks.
As an intern in conservation Ayo was a part of a team that unpacked items from two collections. She was fortunate enough to also participate in workshops regarding decolonization, reimagining museum spaces, leadership team, program development and student outreach.
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