Museums: Manual to Digital

During my second week at the Phillips Collection I got to deal with both the physical and digital aspects of running a museum. Over the course of the week I cut and assembled various paper materials for the Phillips’ Exhibits Department, Education Department, and Director’s Office. Completing each task gave me a better understanding of each department and their roles in the museum. Later in the week I also started some independent research into museum digital strategy, which gave me a better sense of the actions modern museums are taking to evolve and adapt to the digital age. On top of all of my wonderful work experiences this week, I also got to attend the Phillips Collection’s monthly “Phillips After 5” event with a couple of friends, which let me view the museum from yet another new perspective.

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Welcome to Winterthur

About me:

Although I grew up in the Delaware-Pennsylvania area, this summer is the first time I ever visited Winterthur Museum, Gardens, and Library. For the next ten weeks, I will be tucked away at a desk on the sixth floor in a room full of quirky decorative curiosities, learning from Winterthur’s curatorial department. I am Winterthur’s first Woody intern from William and Mary, and am very lucky that the Woody Internship in Museum Studies makes it possible for me to experience behind the scenes museum work this summer.

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