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Summer has arrived, which means school’s out and interns are in. We’ve got two stellar students spending the summer with us – they spend a few days a week at the Museum helping out with tours, doing work in the office and, most importantly, working on a self-directed project. First up is Katie – a St. Louis native home for the summer from her studies at the University of Iowa. In addition to her work with CHM, Katie is completing a conservation internship with our pals over at the Saint Louis Art Museum this summer.


Intern Katie! Visit her this summer and click on her image to learn more about internships at the Campbell House Museum.

What are you studying and where?  Art and Art History at the University of Iowa.

Why Campbell House?  I like the Museum’s focus on preservation.

What are you working on at CHM?  Inventory! (Katie is working on our annual collections inventory, during which she’ll check to make sure that every one of the thousands of objects in our collections are accounted for and in their proper place. If you’re thinking, “wow, that sounds like a truly massive undertaking” you’re right. Go Katie!)

When you aren’t having a blast at Campbell House, what are you doing?  Reading, usually.


Katie working on a conservation project at the University of Iowa. She’s basically famous.

What if your favorite thing about CHM so far?  I’ve really liked learning how a small museum functions. 

iPhone or Android?  iPhone.

Favorite color?  Blue.

Favorite band?  Mutemath. (If you know who this is, you’re hipper than we are. We had to Google them.)

Andy Warhol said that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. What happened in your 15 minutes?  I was in two front page stories in Iowa City newspapers for my work on flood damaged books.

What’s your favorite sandwich?  Toasted PB&J

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