This internship is designed to introduce the student to the responsibilities of and issues faced by archivists in art museums. Projects may include assisting with reference inquiries, surveying archival records, preparing inventories, writing series descriptions, and organizing and rehousing archival material. Whenever possible and/or appropriate, the student will be included in meetings between the archivist and other museum staff.
The Honolulu Museum of Art Archives preserves and makes accessible records with permanent legal, fiscal, and/or research value. These include the institutional records of the museum (including the records of The Contemporary Museum, now known as Spalding House) and the professional papers of museum staff. The Archives supports the ongoing operations of the museum, and provides reference assistance to staff, scholars, museums, and other researchers.
- LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services
- LIS 652 Introduction to Archival Management
- Familiarity with art history
- Interest in museum archives and/or records management
- Collegial, flexible, detail-oriented
Schedule to be compatible with supervising librarian’s availability: Wednesday 9 to 11, Thursday 9 to 6, Friday 8 to 5.
Goals and Outcomes
The student will gain experience working with institutional and professional records in a museum archives setting, and will gain an understanding of the role of a museum archives and the relationship between the archives and other museum departments.
The supervisor will provide regular guidance and feedback, and will meet with the student monthly to address any concerns. A midterm and final evaluation will be completed using the LIS 690 Intern Evaluation Form.
Monthly meetings, midterm and final evaluations.
- Dawn Sueoka