WFU Interns Begin Work at the Museum
September 13th, 2012
This semester, four Wake Forest students are completing internships with the MOA staff. Each internship includes a study of anthropological literature as well as a hands-on project.
Museum Director Stephen Whittington is supervising junior history major Yidan Fu as she conducts research into the Lam Collection of Chinese ceramics. Yidan’s research will be the foundation for a new long-term exhibit featuring the ceramics, which will open in 2013.
Two students are working with Registrar & Collections Manager Kyle Bryner. Demone Jackson, a junior anthropology major, and Kathryn Rolhwing, a senior anthropology major, will research and create an exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Anthropology in 2013.
Museum Educator Tina Smith is working with Keirah Carmichael, a junior anthropology minor, who will create lesson plans and activities for two of the Museum’s outreach kits, as well as learn to present one of the Museum’s K-12 curriculum-based programs.
The interns have created blogs to document the progress of their readings and projects. They can be accessed via the following links: