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Internship Stories - Jack LeSieur

Jack LeSieur

The Kentucky Museum


Jack at the Kentucky Museum


The Kentucky Museum, on WKU's campus, houses history, arts & culture, with an outstanding quilt and textile collection, extensive archeological and ethnic holdings, also fine and decorative arts.

As a summer 2013 Collections Intern, I worked with Registrar and Collections Curator, Sandy Staebell, to document existing and new objects in the massive quilt and textile collection housed at the museum. Unexpectedly, I was given the opportunity to rescue and work hands-on with objects rescued from the Joe Downing Museum at Baker Arboretum after a fire ravaged the museum and its collections on June 27, 2013.

Over the course of three months, I learned a great deal about museum object documentation, basic preservation techniques, registration, cataloging, and museum disaster management. Through the invaluable, practical experiences that I gained at the Kentucky Museum as a collections intern, I have expanded my knowledge as a steward of cultural objects and heritage, in turn, adding awareness to my professional repertoire that I will cherish for a lifetime.

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