Museum of Art and History - Exhibitions Intern
[January 2014-September 2015] Santa Cruz, CA
My internship focused on the renovation of the museum’s history gallery, a space that had
been unchanged since the 1990s.Work included data collection, exhibition research, gallery installation and
deinstallation, fabrication and testing of prototypes, and designing of interactive elements. I was responsible for
executing several projects that contributed to current exhibition elements.
My involvement with the museum also included assisting with dozens of rotating exhibition installations and de-installations.
First remodel functioned as a prototype, to see how the public responded to half the gallery being updated, while the other half stayed as it had since the 1990's. One of my main projects was the research and design of a puzzle that connected together the history of immigration and agriculture in Santa Cruz County. Pictured left: a road side produce stand which I helped to construct and paint.
Remodel round 2: After many rounds of data collection, prototyping, concept meetings, designs, sketches and several hours of demolition, it was time for the full history gallery remodel to take form.
Pictured below: A geodesic dome in the new exhibition in a section focused on Santa Cruz in the 1970's. I was responsible for painting the inside of the dome.