Image Research and Cataloguing Intern The intern will perform research on, and catalog a portion of, the Penn Museum’s glass lantern slide collection of images of people, places, and ruins from around the world. The Penn Museum owns ca. 25,000 lantern slides, the precursors of the 35mm slide (and today, PowerPoint). The collection comprises unique and rare imagery, many colored by hand, but is currently the least accessible portion of the archival collections.
The intern will work with a portion of the collection, determined by their interests and present institution need, to catalog and digitize a set of the slides, and learn how to scan, tag, and manage digital images. The intern will also develop contextual material for their portion of the slide collection, researching the particular place of the content within anthropology and/or photographic history, and will be given the opportunity to present their research to the public through an “Unearthed in the Archives” presentation, as well as the creation of an online exhibition.
Qualifications The intern must have good attention to detail, as s/he will be responsible for identifying and cataloguing a portion of the collection into the Museum's photographic database. Another important trait is the ability to work well independently. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in photography, history, art, archaeology, or anthropology.
Application To apply for this position, please send all required information listed under "How to Apply" to Alessandro Pezzati, Head Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Arts Intern” in the subject line.