An Internship in Unprecedented Times

My summer ended before it began. Like so many others, my plans were uprooted by the first wave of COVID-19 that hit the United States earlier this year. Way back in April (what feels like ages ago now), I received an email telling me that the archaeology field school I

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Beyond Exhibits: Conservation in the Real World

Much like everything else this year, my fall internship at the Everhart Museum was shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an entirely virtual setting, I was tasked with creating entries for different museum collections in the museum’s collections software, PastPerfect. The fully remote experience allowed me to work for the

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Mapping the Twining Herbarium

My name is Sebastien Hardinger and I am a Master’s student in the Public History program at Northeastern University. As part of my internship with the Everhart this summer, I worked with Museum staff to begin mapping specimens from the Everhart’s Herbarium.  The Everhart’s Herbarium, a collection of plants, was

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My Experience at the Everhart

What is so special about  museums, that millions of people travel around the world to visit them each year? Is it the education, the engagement or works of art? Every museum offers different opportunities for its community to engage and educate themselves on the objects that reside in them. This

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Coming Together Through Folk Art

Our world is full of so many different forms of art and cultural expression that our communities depend on for creative ways to bring us closer together. Folk and traditional arts not only provide us pathways of discovery to history and heritage but open us up to a unique experience

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