SAR’s 2019-2020 Anne Ray interns share an online presentation on their research and reflect on their time at SAR.
Due to the New Mexico public health emergency status, this event will be presented online on SAR’s YouTube channel. Simply head to sarsf.info/youtube at 12:00 p.m. (MDT) on Wednesday, May 6, to see the presentations.
“Pueblo Pottery from the Vilcek Foundation”
As a part of her Internship Research Project, Erin has been working on a side project for SAR/IARC to write website content for the New York City-based Vilcek Foundation. The scope of the project includes writing Pueblo Pottery descriptions for the foundation’s 46 pieces of Native American pottery, rewriting their “about the collection” page and creating any additional interactive features.
“Material Transformations: Cataloguing the Blanket Leggings at NMNH”
Amanda’s presentation is about one case study she has been writing about during her internship. She focuses on a textile called the ‘blanket leggings,’ which were made by a white army chaplain and are currently at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Specifically, she examines the way museum staff catalogued this piece between 1956 and 1978. Amanda highlights a need for greater community engagement surrounding database interpretations.