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Web Collections Intern

Working with artifacts at the Art MuseumBetween August 2016 and May 2017, I had the opportunity to be a Web Collections Intern with the Miami University Art Museum in Oxford, Ohio. My internship is a unique blend of traditional collections internships and interactive media studies internships. It focuses both on collections roles such as collections management, handling and filing. It also focuses on interactive media studies roles such as web development, photography, photo editing, Omeka development, and professional writing. My internship is split into two main projects, the Breverman Collection Project and the Edna Kelly Collection Project. The Breverman Collection Project focused on taking a set of Greek and Roman oil lamps and vessels and using them to create an engaging collection sub-site on the Art Museum's main website. The Edna Collection Project is focused on creating an Omeka collection site for a collection of Native American material objects dating from the late 19th century to the early to mid 20th century.

Project Goals: 1-Creating engaging and accessible digital collection sites, 2-Gaining experience with museum collections management, 3-Contributing to museum knowledge on collections objects
Project Outcomes

Breverman Collection Project

Project Accomplishments:
Completed the Breverman Collection Page in one semester, and the project was approved for publication with only minor changes

Project is featured in College of Creative Arts courses focusing on the Breverman Collection

View the completed Breveman Collection Site

Edna Kelly Collection Project

Omeka Site Screenshot
Section of the Edna Kelly Omeka Site

The Edna Kelly Collection consists of various Native American material goods dating to the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries. I am in the early stages of this project, and plan to have the Omeka site live by May 2017.

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