Redesign and Revitalization in Weirton, West Virginia

Museum Studies Intern at Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center – Spring 2021

This semester I worked as an intern at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center.

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A screenshot of the Pittsburgh Glass Center's Google Arts & Culture page for the Light in Transmission exhibition. The image shows a wide view of the gallery brightly lit by the neon artworks with white text stating the name of the exhibition over the photo.

The front page for Light in Transmission story I designed on the Pittsburgh Glass Center's Google Arts & Culture page.

 

Lights in the Dark

Museum Studies Intern at the Pittsburgh Glass Center - Spring 2021

As we recently passed the one year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, museum spaces and galleries have found their footing and embraced new ways to safely engage with visitors.

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Soaring Sky High in Ancient Egypt

Museum Studies Intern at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Spring 2021

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has a wide array of departments. Over the course of my internship, I provided research for the development of the exhibition Egypt on the Nile in the Egyptology department.

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Quo Vadis guide Connor Mallon in 17th-century Highland Dress during the 2019 Open House event. Photograph by Reagan Harper.

 

Filling in the Gaps

Museum Studies Intern at Nationality Rooms Program, University of Pittsburgh - Spring 2021

Every year, the Nationality Rooms Program hosts an Open House event in early December, allowing visitors to see the 31 Nationality Rooms and hear tours and holiday stories from Quo Vadis guides dressed in traditional clothing. And every year, the guide in the Scottish Room receives compliments on the kilt they wear. The only problem is, it’s not a kilt.

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This image is a statement on the unethical circulation of images of human remains. To respect the thousands of individuals on display across museums I will not be posting an image with human remains in view.

 

Rebranding Human Remains Education in Museums

Museum Studies Intern at Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Spring 2021

When people think of natural history museums some of the first exhibits that come to mind are mummied human remains or as many know them: mummies.

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Jada Crittendon

Jada Crittendon is a senior majoring in Architecture B.S. She completed her first two years of undergraduate school at Virginia Tech and intends on completing her degree at the University of Pittsburgh giving her a diverse education in both programs.

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Benjamin Ohrman

Ben Ohrman is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh and will be graduating with a BS of Architecture in May.

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Trevor Wischerman

Trevor Wischerman is a junior pursuing the B.S. degree in Architecture. He practiced visual art and graphic design for most of high school, but initially majored in Computer Science to gain a background in programming.

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Joseph Scapellato

Joseph Scapellato is a junior University of Pittsburgh student pursuing a double major in Political Science and History of Art and Architecture with a minor in Classical Civilization.

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Morgan Powell

Morgan Powell is a senior in the History of Art and Architecture department, graduating in May of 2021. She is interested in the material elements of memory practices in the visual arts and preserving artists’ archives for future generations.

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