|Posted by Ashley Beal on July 23, 2014 at 9:35 AM|
I’m back and with some awesome news, but first a review of my internship so far. It has been quite awesome. I’ve been able to interact with the collection, learn more about Bridgeport and more about Barnum and his humbugs. I also learned some museum ways, like how to hold and clean off an item. Also, I learned how to catalog an item based off the museum system. There has been a lot to take in, but it is all worth it. I’m happy I am able to intern here because I was able to figure out what I want to do for my career. It was hard for me to chose between forensics and a curator but I ultimately chose curator and as I work up to become a curator I wanted to do museum education, because I notice that if no one is giving the information out to people, then no one will get it. I like talking about things I take pride in; I like telling people about a place they grew up in and my friends appreciate the information because they understand their surrounds that much better. As an overall, the internship has been great and I just can’t wait to learn more.
The good news is that, the website History Pin, I been working on is going great. It is my new thing to do. I put off other work just to research pictures and their backgrounds. I never knew it was so fun. Along the way, I learn more than what the picture offers. Check it out; I have posted a lot of awesome pictures to see what they looked like back in the day and how it looks now.
Until next time, researching information is actually fun and not boring or tedious.
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