Bronze rooster base with bending

Bronze rooster base with bending

 

Student Journal: Spotlight on Conservation

Spotlight on Conservation

Patricia Smith, 7 November 2017

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Spaces
  • UAG
 

Student Journal: Seeing it all come together

Seeing it all come together

Xander Schempf, 24 October and 6 November 2017

 

 

October 24

 

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Spaces
  • UAG
 

Student Journal: What is Ruyi?

What is Ruyi?

Wendi Yu, 7 November 2017

 

When you look at the vitrine that is filled with a set of ceremonial keys from the Nationality Rooms, an ornate key with gold accents will catch your eyes. Made for the Chinese Room, this ceremonial key is designed as a Ruyi (scepter), with a curved shape and a head fashioned like a cloud. But do you know what a Ruyi is, and what it represents in traditional Chinese culture?

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • UAG

Shopping for furniture at Construction Junction for the Human Diorama in the new exhibition: We are Nature

 

A Whale of a Tale: Archiving and Exhibition Design at The Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Author: Eliza Wick

Milton Fine Museum Profession Fellowship, Summer 2017

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Weekly Update For Exhibition for HAA 1020

       This past week, going into this week has been dedicated to finishing up the installation at the gallery. Everyone is working hard to finish mounting wall texts as well as setting up all the display cases and move in the last of the objects in the different galleries. Each team is finalizing their areas of the gallery, each team has different challenges in presenting the objects for the show.

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Spaces
  • UAG
 

Student Journal: Labels and Posters and Postcards, Oh My!

Labels and Posters and Postcards, Oh My!

Darien Pepple, 24 October 2017

 

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Spaces
  • UAG
 

Student Journal: Friendship across nationalities, Stories behind dolls

Friendship across nationalities: Stories behind dolls

Tianni Wang, 25 October 2017

 

It is widely known that traditional handmade Japanese dolls are great choices as souvenirs for foreign tourists. They formed an important part of traditional Japanese culture for much of the nation’s recorded history. What many people do not know, however, is that dolls actually played an important role in the diplomatic relationship between Japan and the United States in the 1920s.

 

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Spaces
  • UAG
 

Student Journal: New Experiences

New Experiences

Emily Campbell, 3 November 2017

 

Having never put an exhibition together, this experience allowed me to think about gallery spaces in a way I hadn’t before. Specifically, I realized that the way that art and art objects are arranged in a room is done in a very specific way and with purpose. We had to think in terms of not just how objects and artifacts would fit spatially in a room together, but; also if the story they were telling made sense.

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Spaces
  • UAG
Front Gallery

The class discusses where the timeline will be as well as objects.

 

Weekly Update For Exhibition for HAA 1020

       It was a very busy week last week for the class! This past week was spent in the gallery discussing and finalizing the installation. We also walked around the gallery while the installation team discussed where they would be placing objects and asking for feedback. While in the gallery we discussed wall texts and where they would be placed on the walls.

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Spaces
  • UAG

Cyd and Kendall standing outside of the original storefront of the 'The Store', which is now occupied by 'Otto’s Shoe Store'

 

The Untold Stories of 'The Store,' Verona, PA

Author: Kendall Dunn

Museum Studies Intern at Contemporary Craft - Fall 2017

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  • Academic Interns
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh