These last few weeks of the internship have been pretty awesome thanks to the fact that I have been able to work on creating and designing a little exhibit of my own. It is about the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919 and some of its worldwide as well as local impacts. The whole process has been a new and informative as well as a fun and engaging experience, from coming up with initial ideas for how to use the space, to writing out the signs and physically arranging all of the objects. It felt really good to finish it up today.
I’m kinda sad that my internship is now over since it was an experience full of learning, enjoyment, and engagement. I knew next to nothing about museum work or anything that goes into it before I started. Thanks to all of the hands on work I have done at the museum, I have a much better understanding of this kind of work and the museum world in general. This has been my first internship and it has been one of the best educational experiences of my college career. I hope future interns get to find out just how awesome the Salem Museum is.