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Abigail Thomas

Pronouns:

she/her

Availability:

Available

Full or Part-time

Position Type:

New York

New York

United States of America

Years in the field:

1 – 5 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, After-School Programs, Curatorial/Collections, Exhibits development, Explainer/guide, Outreach and Public Engagement, Project Management, Professional Development, Research & Evaluation, Volunteer Programs

Collections Research and Exhibitions Intern​ | Davidson Galleries | 03/2020 - 07/2020
- Wrote introductions for featured artists, comprised of both biographical information and interpretive writing
- Writing is featured on Davidson Galleries’ Instagram page and is published on their website
- Overhaul reorganization of galleries’ artists files, including creating a new filing system of existing information as well as gathering and writing new information, making all existing research more navigable and accessible

 

Gallery Intern |​ Davidson Galleries | 09/2019 - 02/2020
- Trained in handling of works on paper, including matting and framing as well as installation and deinstallation

- Assisted in collections management (proper storage of works on paper and frames)

 

Gallery Guide ​| Frye Art Museum | 09/2018 - 03/2020
- Lead public, private, and school tours using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
- Discussion based tours consist of dialogue between docent and patron, which required critical thinking, active

listening, and adaptability
- Notably enthusiastic docent, asked by supervisors to represent museum in recruiting prospective interns

 

Curatorial Intern​ | Bainbridge Island Museum of Art | 03/2019 - 06/2019
- Served as a point of communication between museum and exhibiting artists, via email and or studio visits
- Compiled artist’s biographies, CVs, and articles into gallery booklets for both docents and visitors to access
- Assisted with installation and deinstallation of galleries and exhibits, including art handling and label making