Inside Scoop: Behind the Scenes

Friday, August 6, 2010

This summer has been exceptionally busy around the Museum and the summer interns have been working hard to keep up with all the events and work there has been. Luckily, I’ve had the honor of working with an extremely diverse group of fellow interns and have found that we’ve gotten a TON of work accomplished over the past three months!

All of us are scattered around different departments, so our work has been very different, but equally rewarding! Curatorial interns have been endlessly dedicated to adding pieces from our Permanent Collection to our online archive. This is an intimidating endeavor, since our Permanent Collection holds over 2,000 objects and 4,000 architectural drawings! Over the course of the summer, interns have managed to almost double the archive entries. That means countless hours spent researching, editing, typing and fact checking so that our Permanent Collection can be seen online by anyone, anytime, anywhere! Click here to peruse the collection!

Then there were those who spent their hours planning events, volunteering, organizing the Museum Shop and working on inventory. Some learned about grant writing and its importance to a great non-profit organization and others learned how to make a gallery installation go smoothly! And then some of us had the pleasure of writing the blog to let everyone know all the juicy details. 🙂

Curatorial Intern Freeman helped with the installation of the exhibition Sewell Sillman: Pushing Limits
Communications Intern DeeAnna (me!) and volunteer Nikki helped work the Asheville Art Museum booth at Bele Chere
Events Planning and Curatorial Intern Casey (right) had some fun at ArtMob’s Summer Soiree event
All of the girls at the Seventh Asheville Wine Auction + Art Gala
From left to right: Casey, Lisa, DeeAnna, Lindsay, and Sarah

I would like to extend my gratitude to all of the interns and Museum staff for making this summer so enjoyable. Sometimes it didn’t even feel like work at all…