Since my last post, I did not really work on anything new since my internship was coming to an end. Over the past two weeks I have continued to accession new items as well as update files for old collection items. But I enjoyed every minute that I spent working in the museum.
Throughout my internship I learned many new skills and gained valuable experience in a career field that I hope to someday be a part of. I learned how to use the PastPerfect system, how accession items, how number, re-number, and label those items as well. I learned how to problem solve issues with existing collection items, how to organize a storage space, and how to properly package and store artifacts. I learned a lot and got a lot done in the short time that I was at the Bowman Museum.
Along with the skills and valuable experience that I acquired during my internship, I also received tips
and advice for pursuing a career in the history field. I plan on using the advice that I received in the future to help me prepare for a career after I graduate.
Since my internship was specifically working with collections in a museum, I was able to get the number of items that I worked with or accessioned, and I think that is really cool. This allows me to be able to get an idea for how many items I handled and what I was able to accomplish during my internship.
I am very glad that I had the opportunity to be an intern at the Bowman Museum and to be a part of this program. I learned a lot this summer, and I really enjoyed my time working in the museum. Although I was only there for less than 3 months, I already miss it.
Some of the items I found while working at the museum. The first is a pocket knife shaped like a gun, the second is a war time record player that still works (I got to learn how to play records on it).