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Allison Marino Gaines Curatorial Experience with Internship at Norton Museum of Art

Published August 15, 2019

From FSU Art BA ’20 Allison Marino:

Louis Dzialo (Hamilton College), Magdalena Glotzer (University of Chicago), Sarah-Oritz Monasterio (University of Miami), and Allison Marino

“My responsibilities interning at the Norton Museum of Art included leading STEAM (Specially geared towards STEM students) tours for summer camp groups (students grades K-12), guiding in-depth conversations (aka “Spotlight Talks”) to adult audiences centered on one work of art in the Museum’s collection, archiving materials, working with the Communications Dept. to write press releases, and collaborating with Museum professionals to assist with various departmental responsibilities. Our (4 interns) main responsibility is curating “Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec” which opened Aug. 2.

I have gained experience learning to collaborate in a museum environment and improving research and professional skills. A memorable aspect of this experience was getting to work firsthand to curate our own exhibition. We (the intern team) worked on all aspects of the project, including selecting materials for our final checklist, writing labels and essays, installation, and getting to speak about our research at the exhibition’s opening Curator Conversation.

I would definitely recommend this experience to other students wanting to pursue a museum career. The Norton’s program stood out from other opportunities because it offers a chance to work in Curatorial, Education, and other Departments; whereas oftentimes other internships are based solely in one department.”