My Semester as a Curatorial Intern

I began my photography curatorial internship at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in August of 2018. Founded in 1913, the museum strives to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards. Having worked for the museum’s Visitor Experience department for…

Working at the Archives

I’ve been working at the Cuyahoga County Archives over the summer. It’s an important place, as all archives are. Whether it’s a private organization or part of a government, many groups go through hundreds of thousands of documents every single day. Many of them tend to be too important to throw away, but not important…

2018 Internship at The Cuyahoga County Archives

A few weeks before the end of my second semester as a graduate student at Cleveland State University, I went on my first visit to the Cuyahoga Country Archives which is located in downtown Cleveland on East 40th Street and Perkins Avenue. I traveled to the archives in order to introduce myself to the Head…

A Summer Semester in the Jewish Archives at WRHS

It was Friday the 13th and I was sifting through boxes in the research library of Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS). The end of the semester was near and so was the deadline of my graduate thesis. I had been in touch with Dr. Sean Martin, Associate Curator of the Jewish Archives at WRHS, for…

A Semester at the International Women’s Air and Space Museum

The International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM), located inside Burke Lakefront Airport, is a hidden gem that adds to the richness of the city of Cleveland. I completed my internship there this past spring semester. This museum accomplishes an overwhelming feat by having information and exhibits on over 6000 women from the aviation and…

A Semester at the WRHS Archives

I began my internship at Western Reserve Historical Society’s research library in August 2017. I was a bit familiar with the building from previous research done there. In the beginning, I spent a bit of time in the first few weeks going through their required paperwork and doing various things to get set up for…

Cleveland Grays Armory Museum

Who wouldn’t love working in a castle? I certainly did! This past semester I spent two days a week at Grays Armory, the most castle-like building I’ve ever seen. I enjoyed my internship at the Cleveland Grays Armory Museum immensely. For my internship project, I researched the architectural history of the Armory building. And what…

Shaker Historical Society: A Reflection

August 22, 2017, was my first day as a development intern at Shaker Historical Society (SHS). With my GPS navigator barking demands to “turn, turn, TURN!” I still missed the driveway to the museum. After finding the next turnaround, I finally made it to SHS and drove my car up its driveway.  I opened the…