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MOA Staff Post: Zsofia Agoston

This photo was taken by the forested creek behind MOA!

Hello Everyone! My name is Zsofia Agoston, and I am a third-year student at Western University majoring in Anthropology and Museum/Curatorial Studies. This year I have been working as a Curatorial Assistant doing an array of jobs including cataloguing archaeological donations, overlooking our archaeological inventory, and maintaining our gallery and exhibition spaces. Prior to this role, I volunteered at the MOA since September of 2016.

Since I was a little girl, I have had a passion for the arts, history, and archaeology. I was always interested in collecting material culture such as fossils, rocks, and gems, and exploring the world of museums. I have a passion for learning about world cultures and finding all the ways we are similar in a world divided by differences.

One of the best pieces of advice I can give is to branch out from your comfort zone by joining clubs and participating in school events. After joining the Anthropology Society at Western University, I learned about the MOA and other extra-curricular activities. Some other advice of mine would be to always be proud of your accomplishments, no matter how big or small. Working with such knowledgeable and admirable professionals at the MOA has allowed me to become more confident in myself and in my skill sets. One of the best parts of this job is how spontaneous and unique each day can be – one day you could be scavenging the inventory collection for an 18th century Iroquoian pouch or taking photos of the breathtaking scenery at the Lawson Site!

Come visit me and the wonderful staff at the MOA!

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