|Bianca: Week One|
|Written by Susan Reed|
|Saturday, 30 June 2012 15:15|
This is the first of a series of blog posts by our 2012 Getty Multicultural Intern in the Curatorial department, Bianca. Bianca is a student at Cal Poly Pomona. She will write about her experiences learning at AMOCA throughout the summer.
First off, I’m ecstatic at the fact that I got offered the position and was given a great opportunity to work at a museum with people knowledgeable in the field. So far, my experience in this internship has been amazing. Everyone at AMOCA is really nice. They always ask how we, the interns, are doing, how we’re liking everything, etc. They always remind us how great of an experience this is going to be for us. During my first week at AMOCA I was shown the collection of works that AMOCA has that not everyone, especially the public, gets to see. As a curatorial intern, I was also shown how everything is organized in an exhibition. It’s a lot harder than it looks. On the computer you have to organize every piece that is going to be shown in the exhibit, and have to take into consideration if the pieces are going to be mounted on a stand, if people are able to walk in between them, etc. You’re working two-dimensionally on a computer where as the pieces are three-dimensional, so it can get a bit difficult, especially if it is a big exhibition. I also went on a field trip with the other interns to LACMA to see some of the exhibitions. It was fun being able to spend time with them and really getting to know each other. While there, I was able to learn more about what steps I’d need to take in order to work in the museum field. I learned that if I wanted to be a curator, I’d need a PhD, which was a little scary to find out, and that in the museum field, not everything is guaranteed. I learned that, basically, in this field, you do what you do because you love to do it. I’m excited to see what the upcoming weeks hold in store for me at AMOCA.