Wellesley College Interns at the Lobkowicz Collections

As we have been doing for the past eight years, the Lobkowicz Collections once again welcomed two interns from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, to begin an intensive program of work experience offering invaluable insights into professional life in the arts and heritage sectors. Over ten weeks, the interns spent time with a variety of different departments at the House of Lobkowicz, allowing them to see how a non-profit arts institution is run from multiple perspectives.

Their activities were diverse and exciting. At the cutting-edge of the institution, interns assisted with research and preparation for our upcoming second instalment of Non-Fungible Castle this November, which gave them a sense of the crucial role that social media plays in promoting large scale events. Within the Collections themselves, they assisted on a range of technical tasks including the acoustic measurement of spaces, cleaning of music manuscripts, the cataloging of frames, and research of Collections’ objects for educational program Junior Curator Program. Also worth mentioning is the interns’ contributions to the restoration of the Antonín Dvořák Birth House, for which they conducted research into fundraising possibilities.