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ACCI flows from the knowledge that Cree culture must be captured, maintained, shared, celebrated, and practiced. Cree Elders have spoken of the need for a central place for the protection of the way, and have developed a vision for Aanischaaukamikw over several decades.

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

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