Hello all! My name is Hope Wickett and I will be interning with the Association of Nova Scotia Museums from now until the end of the summer. This internship is a requirement, and counts as the final semester, of the post-graduate Museums Management and Curatorship (or MMC as we fondly call it) program at
Fleming College in . Peterborough,
I am originally from
Ontario a mid size city about an hour outside
of Toronto. I
lived in downtown Hamilton
for all of my life until it was time to go to university. I have always been
interested in theatre and history (specifically historical clothing) and I was
lucky enough to find a combination of the two in the Costume Studies program at
here in Halifax.
I completed my four year undergrad there and graduated with an Honours BA in
Theatre specializing in Costume Studies.
During university I decided that in the future I wanted to work in museums instead of the theatre. I searched through many post-graduate programs and stumbled upon the MMC course that Fleming offers. It is a one year intensive immersion program that really allows students to work closely with collections and apply the lecture material. When the posting came up for this placement with the ANSM I jumped at the chance to come back to the East Coast, once Nova Scotia gets under your skin it doesn’t leave again! I am also looking forward to working closely with several textile collections and a photography kit to help update the database records (I forgot to mention that I am also a camera nut and worked in a photography store for four years).
I did not get a chance to explore much outside of
Halifax when I lived here
before so this placement will be a great opportunity for me to get to know the
province better. I am really excited to be working with everyone at the ANSM
and look forward to meeting some of you during site visits with Karin over the
course of the summer.