I was asked to scan and edit some of the pictures from yearbooks that I had worked through before. Simple work, no need to use my brains, at all.
Besides that, even though I was not fully charged in other exhibitions, I helped other interns work on preparing a new one. I could feel how much they take care of visual effects and flows to deliver their intentions and messages to visitors.
Writing signs is quite different from that of normal essays. Considering that visitors are not ‘very’ patient, (To be honest, I don’t even want to read more than 4 lines while looking around exhibitions) the signs should draw their attention quickly, but in a clear way. After four times of confirms and editing, I could finish my writing.
It’s not always hectic or busy to work in the museum. Whenever I got bored, I tried to have a conversation with docents and listen to what they say. They are experts in the local histories. They helped me write signs and confirmed new facts that I had dug up from archives. Also, sometimes whenever looking for some resources, they were more precise and better than looking things into Past-perfect.