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Posted on August 1st, 2022 in Blog by Katelynn Sinclair

By Sarah Whaley The person at the neighboring sink kept throwing suspicious side eyes until they could no longer contain their question. “I’m sorry, what in the world is that?!” they asked incredulously. Emily Wilkes, curator of the Cultural Arts Gallery, and I were balancing a large glass jar under the faucet. As it filled, …

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Posted on July 25th, 2022 in Blog by Katelynn Sinclair

By Jackie Cain My week at the Eiteljorg started like any other, with a coffee, a bagel, and a mountain of emails to sort through. However, my day quickly fell into a fit of chaos when a co-worker approached me with the words that every collection worker dreads hearing, ‘I think we might have a …

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Posted on July 18th, 2022 in Blog by Katelynn Sinclair

By Corey Barber Throughout my time as the Collections Fellow at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, I have been able to take part in cleaning mold off a wide variety of objects. Caution must be taken when cleaning mold to limit risk to staff. Mold spores can be inhaled, especially when disturbing them for the …

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Posted on July 11th, 2022 in Blog by Katelynn Sinclair

By Madeline Griem When I was contacted about applying for an internship at the Zoo, I was confused and intrigued. I hold an undergraduate degree in history with minors in geography (focused on cultural geography) and anthropology; not exactly zoology or environmental science, which most people would think would be more applicable. Despite being concerned …

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Posted on June 22nd, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Ross Edelstein, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student Sometimes, you wonder why something hasn’t been done before.  Sometimes, your realize things haven’t been done for a good reason. Sometimes that good reason isn’t good enough. Many museums like to offer sensory kits – usually with fidgets and tools.  But the Eiteljorg, where I have been doing …

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Posted on June 15th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Michael Rice, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student  Interning at the Indiana Medical History Museum has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Being transported back to a different era every time I crossed the threshold was humbling. One of the tasks that comes with the internship is the opportunity to lead tours. This did not come …

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Posted on June 8th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Olivia Underwood, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student In a crowded tray lies hundreds of loosely piled baggies, their contents shining out to any researcher or volunteer visiting the storage space of the Masonic Library and Museum of Indiana. Lapel pins, badges, awards, and other pin fastened objects clink against each other and their own …

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Posted on May 25th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Molly Reynowsky, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student Before I took the position of Curatorial Exhibition Intern at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML), I was like most other Indiana high school graduates: I had been assigned to read Slaughterhouse-Five in my junior-year English class. And that’s it, that was my only connection to …

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Posted on May 18th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Lorna Dawe, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student Have you ever sat in a classroom during school in grades k-12th and the teacher begins to do roll call — calling the names of each student one by one, usually in alphabetical order?  You know your last name and exactly how much time you have to …

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