2018 Programs



Fisk Museum Leadership Certificate Program

Fisk University Mural
Carl Van Vechten Gallery

Affiliated Alliance Institution/Partner: Fisk University

April 2018-May 2018: Virtual Orientation
June 2018-June 2019: In-person and virtual program

A virtual and in-person internship program focusing on four modules: art conservation, museum development, curatorial study, and museum education. Four, one to three-week internships, conducted over the course of one year, will be interspersed with and reinforced by online readings, videos, and interactive learning materials.

Components: Orientation, Conservation Internship, Curatorial Internship, Museum Education Internship, Museum Development Internship

To introduce, interest, and teach HBCU students about 4 modules in the art world: art conservation, museum development, curatorial study, and museum education.

Funded by Walton/Ford Foundations


Princeton ARCH Program

Affiliated Alliance Institution/Partner: Princeton University

July 9-14, 2018

A weeklong summer program for HBCU students and staff involving hands-on programming in the Princeton University Mudd Library archives.

To introduce and interest students in an archival career; inform students about the process of creating history; teach students practical tools to use in academic research; and provide professional development for HBCU staff.

Funded by Princeton University


Three-Week Introduction to Practical Art Conservation (TIP-C)

Packing the First Diorama, University of Delaware/Winterthur internship, 2018

Affiliated Alliance Institution/Partner: University of Delaware/Fisk University/Lunder Conservation Center

June 11-30, 2018

A three-week summer internship for HBCU students involving training in some basic art conservation techniques and the application of those techniques to one of Tuskegee University’s dioramas.

This program is divided into two segments of one week and two weeks in duration. The first week at the University of Delaware involves an introduction to several basic art conservation techniques. During the following two weeks, students will go to one of three locations and work on one of three dioramas from the 1940 Negro Exposition.

Funded by The Kress Foundation, The University of Delaware, The Lunder Conservation Center


American Institute for Conservation (AIC)/Murals Workshop

Biggers Mural
Bigger Mural
Texas Southern University Mural

Affiliated Alliance Institution/Partner: Yale University

May 30-31, 2018

A two-day intensive, which allows HBCU students to present and participate in the pre-session of the AIC conference, investigate the conserved John Biggers’ mural, learn about the conservation involved in some of the murals on the campus of Texas Southern University (TSU) and be informed about their impact in and on the campus community.

To provide students with the opportunity to attend and present at a professional conference; learn from a conservator about a project of interest, and hear from a TSU alumna about the impact and importance of the murals on TSU’s campus and their conservation needs.

Funded by Kress Foundation


Albert Murray Installation Workshop

The three student interns in front of one of the photos of Albert Murray in the “Beyond Category” exhibit now installed in the Ford Motor Company Library.
View from the Albert Murray Installation

Affiliated Alliance Institution/Partner: Tuskegee University

April 2-5, 2018

A four-day intensive workshop that allows selected HBCU students to aid in the installation of the “Beyond Category” exhibit in Tuskegee University’s Ford Motor Company Library.

To provide hands-on training in exhibit installation, exhibit design, and the relationship between exhibit design and other museum staffers. To encourage students to learn about Albert Murray and his impact on the literary, musical, and political worlds.

Funded by Ford Foundation 



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