Hello, my name is Ria, and I am this semester’s co-op student at the Oshawa Museum. I am currently in Grade 11, and attend O’Neill C.V.I. I chose to do my placement at the Oshawa Museum since it is an extremely different learning environment from what I am used to. History class is something I enjoy, as I am constantly learning, however history is much more exciting and engaging when I am experiencing a hands on learning experience, and not just listening to a lecture. Throughout my time as a co-op student, I will have many ongoing projects. One responsibility I find extremely interesting is researching and creating the monthly Month That Was blog posts. Also, I have been passing a lot of time creating write ups on artefacts and posting them to the Oshawa Museum Tumblr. I hope to gain a lot of knowledge about how museums run, as well as gain new skills in researching, writing, and creating aesthetically pleasing displays. I am looking forward to spending the next four months at the Oshawa Museum!
Here is a selection of photos Ria has taken around the Museum!
Few months ago, we came across this amazing Tumblr board called When You Work at a Museum. It’s perfect for anybody who has, you guessed it, worked in a museum.
In the middle of May this tumblr board started a museum dance off. They received a total of 22 submissions on 4 continents, the winner being the National Sculpture Museum (Museo Nacional de Escultura’s Mi Gran Noche) in Spain. But our lovely neighbours from the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology came in 3rd place! Although we are late to the game that doesn’t mean that we cannot get in on the fun and create a dance video of our own.
We may be small museum compared to others, but when it comes to dancing, well you could say we sure know how to have a good time!