May 15, 2014
Thank you Christine!
Our spring intern Christine Desroches is a museum tech student from College Montmorency. She is finishing up her last week here at ACCI and we asked her to write a few lines about her time here at Aanischaaukamikw. We were very happy to have her as part of our team!
Already 6 weeks! I had a wonderful experience at ACCI and I am grateful for having the chance of doing my internship here.
I had the chance to do what I love to do the most, which is being a museum technician, with a fantastic collection. I also had the chance to learn and discover the Cree culture and history.
During my time here, I had the chance to practice what I’ve learned in class (that was important to me) and to learn about museums, archives and library practices. I had the chance to be surrounded by passionate people who took the time to help me, show me and discuss with me. I am grateful for the trust they had in me and that they integrated me in the everyday life in a museum institution.
As part of my internship, I did the unpacking and documentation of the framed artwork, but I also had the chance to do a variety of action. I did the documentation of the shovel that was used for the ground breaking for the ACCI. I took pictures of artefacts, vacuumed archives, did an inventory of the collection (which is beautiful!) and plenty other actions to help the conservation of the collection.
I want to say thank you to everyone at ACCI for their warm-hearted welcome. It has been a pleasure for me to work with the team.
Guest post by Christine Desroches