Anne Ray Intern
Melvin Sarracino is from Laguna Pueblo, where he was raised and educated. In 2009, he received his BA in Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Since graduating, Melvin has served as the museum specialist for the Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum at Acoma Pueblo. There, Melvin works on exhibit development, installation, collections care, gallery tours, and workshops.
Melvin believes the Anne Ray internship will provide him with the opportunity to enhance his research skills and knowledge as it pertains to museum academics and community outreach. As a staff of one at the Haak’u Museum, he looks forward to bringing the knowledge he learns at the IARC back to the museum and his community.
While at SAR, Melvin will work to reach these goals by spending half of his time working on collections/ registration projects, and the other half of his time working on academic/education programming projects. Melvin will be in residence at SAR from September 1, 2012–May 31, 2013.
Sponsored by Anne Ray Charitable Trust