Adapting a Summer Internship during COVID-19
Rachel Bissonnette, CCAHA conservation intern and rising second-year Library and Archives Conservation Education (LACE) Fellow from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC), will share lessons learned from her recent experience at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Graduate students in WUDPAC are required to complete summer work projects at the end of their first academic year, but for Rachel and her classmates, this summer looked very different. In this webinar, Rachel will discuss the projects she undertook at CCAHA under the supervision of Senior Book Conservator Richard Homer and at home. She will reflect on how these projects contribute to her continuing education in conservation during Covid-19 and speak to what she thinks this pandemic means for her career and others starting in the field of cultural heritage preservation.
About the Speaker:
Rachel Bissonnette is an intern at CCAHA and the Library and Archives Conservation Education (LACE) Graduate Fellow at Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Rachel has served as Library Technician at the Library of Congress and interned at the University of Michigan Library Preservation and Conservation Department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from the University of Michigan.