In May 2014, I did an internship at the Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art. I worked with several staff members in different departments. I assisted in a cataloging project and a linked data project and worked behind the scenes in one of the nation’s premier art libraries.

Ingalls library

March-June 2006: the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. I created several headdresses, 2 of which were inspired by the Ghenghis Khan era of Mongolia and 2 that were replicas of Native Alaskan headwear. In 2012, I wrote an article about my experience in their annual newsletter, page 36-37.

mongolian headdress

October 2005-January 2006: Internship at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC in Eastern Hemisphere Collections. I specialized in Turkish and Central Asian textiles, worked with the registrar, assisted with the development of an exhibit of Greek textiles and wrote a paper about Miao children’s dress that was later published in the Textile Society of America’s online newsletter.

textile museum