First Week at the Phillips

My first week interning at the Phillips Collection really threw me into museum work in a way that made the space feel like home to me. I’m working in the University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at the Phillips Collection, formerly the Center for the Study of Modern Art. The Center serves as a hub for the museum’s academic and public programming initiatives and is located in the carriage house behind the museum. This cozy space fits nine people (including myself) working on exhibits, academic programming, public programming, the Phillips’ music program, grant writing, and media production. With so much going on in such a small space I’ve learned a lot about the museum in a very short amount of time, and gotten to know many of the people who run various aspects of the museum.

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