Jennifer Tham, History of Art & Museum Studies, BMC ’20

Museum Studies Fieldwork Seminar (Prof. Scott)

Faculty Adviser: Monique Scott

Field Site: Museum of the American Revolution

Field Supervisors: Shannon Stout and Kristian Smith

Fieldwork Description:

The Museum Studies Fieldwork Seminar is intended to help students connect museum studies theory with hands-on experience in a local institution and gain knowledge about the fundamentals of working in a museum. I interned at the Museum of the American Revolution in the Membership and Development departments. I only got to experience the Membership side of the program before my internship ended, but I greatly enjoyed the work and the trust my supervisor put in me. One of my favorite parts about this internship was learning about the Museum’s unique and inspiring mission to create inclusivity and diversity. I loved connecting with museum staff about shared accessibility goals and everyone was very friendly and eager to help me learn more about museum studies.

Final Presentation:

M_AR presentation for blog

Please click here to access a PDF version of the presentation.

3 thoughts on “Jennifer Tham, History of Art & Museum Studies, BMC ’20

  1. Nell Anderson

    Jennifer,

    Hearing about your experience at MOAR has really inspired me to visit as soon as it is open again! I particularly like its emphasis on accessibility! It was unfortunate that your internship was interrupted by COVID -19 but I know how valuable the experience during the weeks prior to spring break – both for you and for MOAR.

    Nell

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  2. Liv Raddatz Post author

    Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for sharing your experiences at MOAR! I really enjoyed learning about the institutional history and mission of the museum as well as some of the objects on display. It seems like you had a chance to learn about and participate in various aspects of membership related work at the museum, including database management. I’m sure the skills and knowledge you gained will be very useful going forward.

    Liv

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  3. Tessa

    Hey Jennifer,

    Congrats on all your great work this semester!! It was really interesting to see how the membership database looks and hear about the work that you did this semester. Particularly during this time, when museums are going through severe financial hardships, I know you made a huge difference for MOAR. You should be really proud!

    CONGRATS again and great job!

    Warmly,
    Tessa

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