Discussion: Applying My English Degree to Museum Work: Tips for Gaining Museum Experience

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Ebony Bailey, PhD
February 24, 2021
6:00PM - 7:30PM
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Zoom (registration required)

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Add to Calendar 2021-02-24 18:00:00 2021-02-24 19:30:00 Discussion: Applying My English Degree to Museum Work: Tips for Gaining Museum Experience Dr. Ebony Bailey (John Wilmerding Digital Interpretation Intern at the National Gallery of Art, OSU Alumna - Department of English) This event is co-sponsored by the Department of African American and African Studies and the Department of Arts, Administration, Education and Policy. In this talk, I will discuss how I gained experience in museums, and I will share a few tips for beginning museum work. In graduate school, there was an ever-present question in my mind: how might I combine my PhD experience with museum work? To begin to answer this question, I researched museum opportunities and applied for internships. I served as an intern for the Shumate Council, a leadership council for diversity and inclusion, at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Currently, I am a digital interpretation intern at the National Gallery of Art – I assist the Gallery’s interpretive resources department in implementing visitor-centric thinking and producing educational content. With these experiences, I have learned how to apply both my English and art background to museum projects. For this informal conversation, I hope to share how I was able to make this career transition and offer advice for entering into the museum world. Currently, Dr. Ebony Bailey is the John Wilmerding Graduate intern in digital interpretation at the National Gallery of Art. At the Gallery, she works with the department of interpretive resources to develop digital and in-person stories that engage Gallery visitors. She recently received her doctorate in African American Literature from The Ohio State University. During her graduate studies, she studied folklore and narrative theory in African American literature, examining how African American authors developed narrative techniques and incorporated folklore into their literature. While at Ohio State, she also served as an intern for the Shumate Council for African American Outreach and Engagement at the Wexner Center for the Arts. She identified how art educators use stories to connect to different audiences, and she worked to support the Shumate Council’s goal in fostering African diasporic contemporary art at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Register in advance for this meeting: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcO-spj8qHN3z4ocZ0_KxjvIOLV1djVyu  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This event is FREE and open to the public. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Cassie Patterson at Patterson.493@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. Zoom (registration required) Center for Folklore Studies patterson.493@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Dr. Ebony Bailey

(John Wilmerding Digital Interpretation Intern at the National Gallery of Art, OSU Alumna - Department of English)

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of African American and African Studies and the Department of Arts, Administration, Education and Policy.

In this talk, I will discuss how I gained experience in museums, and I will share a few tips for beginning museum work. In graduate school, there was an ever-present question in my mind: how might I combine my PhD experience with museum work? To begin to answer this question, I researched museum opportunities and applied for internships. I served as an intern for the Shumate Council, a leadership council for diversity and inclusion, at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Currently, I am a digital interpretation intern at the National Gallery of Art – I assist the Gallery’s interpretive resources department in implementing visitor-centric thinking and producing educational content. With these experiences, I have learned how to apply both my English and art background to museum projects. For this informal conversation, I hope to share how I was able to make this career transition and offer advice for entering into the museum world.

Currently, Dr. Ebony Bailey is the John Wilmerding Graduate intern in digital interpretation at the National Gallery of Art. At the Gallery, she works with the department of interpretive resources to develop digital and in-person stories that engage Gallery visitors. She recently received her doctorate in African American Literature from The Ohio State University. During her graduate studies, she studied folklore and narrative theory in African American literature, examining how African American authors developed narrative techniques and incorporated folklore into their literature.

While at Ohio State, she also served as an intern for the Shumate Council for African American Outreach and Engagement at the Wexner Center for the Arts. She identified how art educators use stories to connect to different audiences, and she worked to support the Shumate Council’s goal in fostering African diasporic contemporary art at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcO-spj8qHN3z4ocZ0_KxjvIOLV1djVyu 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This event is FREE and open to the public.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Cassie Patterson at Patterson.493@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.