Featured below are a sample of individual statements from the students who pursued summer internships.
Yen Ling Choi, Class of 2016: This summer I was so fortunate to work as an undergraduate intern at the Barnes Foundation as part of its summer internship program. During the nine weeks, I was exposed to a variety of duties and problems that conservators are responsible for and encounter in a museum setting, especially preventive conservation. I assisted in annual, weekly and daily gallery maintenance, which includes vacuuming numerous Navajo's textiles that are on display, dusting frames and objects, environmental monitoring, and integrated pest management. I also had the opportunity to write a condition report and work with different people within the institution. Furthermore, I met other interns from different departments through intern enrichment activities, which also led me to many wonderful places and people. I learned a lot about the history of the institution as well as the role of conservator in a museum by working closely with the conservator in the conservation department."