Meet Monica, who is completing an internship at MOA
Hello! I am Monica Norris, and I began my Collections internship with the MOA in May. I am completing my final semester of the Museum Management and Curatorship post-graduate program at Fleming College. The reason I chose to study at Fleming College is because the program is intensive and very hands-on. A lot of material is covered, not only from an academic approach, but I also had many opportunities to apply concepts in a practical manner. This has given me a more realistic experience than other programs might offer. The skills and tools I acquired through the MMC Fleming program have prepared me for real life situations, and given me the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks that are common practice in medium to small sized museums.
I will be working in collections management this summer, helping to create, maintain and enhance the archaeological records in the database PastPerfect. This has involved cataloguing artifacts that have not been entered into the system yet, as well as providing condition reports. Along the way I have been repacking artifacts into archival bags. I will also conduct research to help gather information to be used in the collections records and in museum blogs. Read more