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NMAAHC Welcomes First Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and Interns

Posted on June 6, 2014 by in The OFI Blog

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), due to generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been able to offer two exciting new opportunities to students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU’s) and other institutions with an interest in curatorship of African American heritage. NMAAHC has announced a new Curatorial Fellow and two new Conservation Interns. Although it is a pilot program, one of the goals of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and Internship is to facilitate entry into museum fields for people from communities which are not historically well represented.

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship
Curatorial fellows will be part of the curatorial process culminating in the opening of the NMAAHC in 2015.  

Vanessa Moorer

  Vanessa Moorer, Wake Forest University
  Documentary Film




To learn more about Vanessa click here.

Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Internship
Conservation Interns will work closely with the conservator of objects for NMAAHC, the internship will expose students to conservation opportunities and skills.

Dorothy Berry  Dorothy Berry, Indiana University, Bloomington
  Ethnomusicology and Library Science




intern2014_2Leah Mbalu Rader Bowers, College of Wooster




To learn more about Dorothy and Leah click here.