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dc.contributor.advisorBoyer Lewis, Charlene M., 1965-
dc.contributor.authorLuc, Daphne
dc.description69 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractF or the last four years at Kalamazoo College, I have studied history and the classics. After some research, I decided that museums might be an appropriate field for me and so I applied for an internship at the Smithsonian Institute's Museum of American History and Technology. For the summer of2006 I would be working in the Numismatic Department under Collections Manager, Jim Hughes. I would also be working closely with the curator of the department, Dr. Dick Doty, along with another intern named Paul. After spending approximately two months working under Doty and Hughes, I began to explore certain aspects of museum work, including the ideals of a museum, the Smithsonian's ability to live up to these ideals, the success of the Numismatic Department. With special emphasis on the processes, methods, and philosophies of acquisition and their relation to the Smithsonian Institution, The American History Museum, and the Numismatic department, will be exploreden_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College History Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. History.;
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dc.titleMy Summer at the Smithsonian: An Analysis of the American History Museum and the Numismatic Departmenten_US
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