Stacey Samuels ’18 and Maddie Shelby ’18 interned at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College this summer, where they primarily worked alongside education curator Laura McManus in community outreach and programming.
Samuels, a studio art major, and Shelby, an art history major, have been recording both of their experiences in a running blog on the Maier’s website. One of the highlights for Samuels was preparing for and assisting during Camp-ISH, a children’s camp in June.
“Preparing for this camp opened my eyes to how much planning goes into preparing for a program consisting of multiple days,” Samuels wrote. “There were so many art activities Laura McManus and I had to prepare for, and we had to make sure the activities would fit into the time slots we were given for each day. We also made sure the kids did not have to worry about anything other than their art making.”
Shelby, meanwhile, became better acquainted with individual works in the College’s vast art collection.
“I really have had the chance to get a peek into almost each aspect of museum life,” Shelby wrote. “I spend the majority of my time familiarizing myself with the collection, which has been an ongoing project this summer and is probably my ultimate highlight of the entire experience.”
Read their blog in its entirety at https://maiermuseumofart.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/the-highlights-and-low-lights/.Tags: 2017 internships, community, internships, Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Stacey Samuels, staff, Summer 2017 internships