The Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery is seeking a graduate student for a paid internship.
This internship focuses on museum collections management and will provide hands-on experience with care, planning, and preventive conservation strategies required for handling and preserving museum objects comprised of different material types. The EMS Museum’s collections include earth materials (rocks, minerals, fossils, industrial by-products), mid-century industrial art (paintings, works on paper, sculpture), and historic scientific equipment and tools of research and education.
The Collections Management Intern will work closely with the EMS Museum Collections Manager to conduct detailed inventories of collections in storage and on exhibit, confirm object location accuracy, identify object housing and storage needs, create digital images of objects as needed, and create or update collections management database records.
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Patti Wood Finkle, EMS Museum & Art Gallery Collections Manager: (814) 863-6017; email@example.com
Julianne Snider, EMS Museum & Art Gallery Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Hidden Landscapes: An Exploration of Earth’s Mantle” will open from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery in the ground floor of the Deike Building. The exhibit was created by an undergraduate student within the college of EMS.
Patti Wood Finkle, the new collections manager of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Museum & Art Gallery, said she enjoys taking deep dives into finding the history behind items where she often starts with little information. She brings to the museum experience in archaeology, paleontology and geology collections.
The Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Museum & Art Gallery has secured the fourth in a series of grants totaling $450,000 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, which will be used to continue the effort to securely store some of the museum’s collections.
Steel towns. Mines. Factories. Places like these, once the lifeblood of the industrial economy in Pennsylvania, have since become artifacts of our state's history.
The Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Museum and Art Gallery on the ground floor of Deike Building at University Park will extend its hours to be open prior to Penn State home football games.
Onward State ranked museums on the University Park campus and gave the EMS Earth and Mineral Musuem the top ranking.
Dozens of middle and high school students from across Pennsylvania recently spent a day at the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery at Penn State learning about women in geosciences.
Middle and high school students recently toured the Bearded Lady Project exhibit in the Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery. View gallery.
Penn State’s University Museum Consortium is hosting a public reception to celebrate "Eclectic Collections," a collaborative exhibit between University museums and galleries.