Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
My internship at the Allen Memorial Art Museum provided me with an invaluable opportunity to gain curatorial experience, increase my knowledge of print history and printmaking techniques, and become intimately familiar with a renowned college collection. This summer, I assisted with two print exhibitions. I wrote the object labels for and helped install “A Century of Women in Prints, 1917-2017” and contributed to the catalogue for “Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings.” Helping with these shows gave me important insight into the work of a prints curator and allowed me to study the technological developments as well as stylistic and iconographic changes that occurred within the print medium over several centuries.
In addition to working on two exhibitions, I also catalogued numerous Italian, German, and Netherlandish Old Master prints in the collection. Cataloguing these works enabled me to further develop my practice of close looking and connoisseurship, skills that are crucial for me as I continue my doctoral studies on early modern prints. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend my summer with such a significant holding of prints and look forward to future collaboration with the AMAM.