Oceania and Africa Collections management Internship. This is a presentation on the projects I worked on and the skills I acquired from my summer internship at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Text of Collections Management Internship Presentation
1. Julie A. Kress Summer 2009 Penn Museum Internship
2. Introduction Adria Katz, Oceania Keeper Dwaune Latimer, African Keeper Oceania Collection: Mid-19thcentury to now 22,000 objects &specimen (mostly ethnographic) - Pacific Islands (Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia) & insular Southeast Asia & Australia African Collection: 17th to 20th century 15,000 ethnographic & 5,000 archaeological objects 3. Interns & Helpers Rebecca Sha Archives YonahRinglestein Oversaw volunteers 4. Documentation & Cataloging Transmittal Forms (Used for moving or relocating objects) Department Section Movers name Date moved Object # & Description Old & new location Required Argus entry date Copies (Keeper & Registrar) Argus -> Entries ->Clean-up on Fridays w/ Registrar, ChrissoBoulis 5. Preservation 1st. Gloves Temperature & Humidity Security Distilled Wet Wipes 6. Preserving Mats Misted with distilled water Coaxed into laying with snakes 7. Collections Storage Mainwaring 407 Oceania Storage Inventory Create an inventory form for both sections Documenting the location and objects found there B27- Oceania & Africa Storage 8. Processing Civic Center Objects Photograping Measurements Catalog card info. Samples Tagging & bagging Create new accession record in Argus 9. Textile Row Civic Center Museum Textiles Old & new numbers ->matching inventory Sorting for research Wrapping & tagging ->sewn on tags Sudanese Textile 10. Tour Came for suggestions on preservation and care of their collection African Museum of Philadelphia curators & intern 11. Civic Center Rejects Locating them Identifying them Offering them to other departments Bagging & tagging Assigning a temporary location in Argus 12. Condition Reporting (Gallery & Storage) An accounting of all the objects Condition of objects, cases, and gallery space Word document sent to exhibition department Condition report section in Argus ->Details on individual objects 13. Mount Making Training session with conservation Ethofoam Polyethofoam board (1 & 2 layered) heat gun box making glue gun 14. The End!