Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Programs, High Museum

Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow

September 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

-The program managed to adapt quite well to the digital space in light of the pandemic (we got to meet artists, curators, and scholars that we may not have otherwise interacted with because of distance) -My final project was a presentation that I had been working on beforehand, so getting to present it to this audience was nice -Connecting with my national cohort was a great experience and I made new friends and colleagues

What I wish was different

-I wish that we had a bit more structure -I wish that I would have pursued a curatorial project -I wish that my cohort at the High would have been introduced to the museum as a whole and that we would have been invited to meetings with heads of every department


This experience is completely what you make it! It can be as challenging or rewarding as you like. Take advantage of every penny that they offer you, don't be afraid to ask for things, and don't be afraid to accept other work to supplement your income.
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