Goulbourn Museum has been like a second home to me over the past four years. My initial involvement began as a co-op student during high school and this led to three years of volunteer service. During those three years I completed the Applied Museum Studies Program at Algonquin College and recently graduated with Honours after completing a four-month internship as Educational Programming Assistant at Goulbourn.
I was extremely pleased to be the successful candidate for the seven-week Collections Assistant position at the Museum which is being offered through the Province of Ontario’s Summer Experience Program. This position will allow me to put various elements from my last three years of learning into practice while at the same time gaining further experience in the area of Collections Management.
My main objective this summer is to assist with the organization of the Museum's large collection of artefacts. There are a number of tasks that must be completed in order to meet this objective. These tasks include: recording artefact accession numbers and comparing these to the Museum's collections database, photo documentation of artefacts and recording each artefact’s dimensions and location.
I am excited to be involved with this project and look forward to the upcoming weeks.