Claire Solak '13


Major: English with Creative Writing focus and Ethnic Studies
Hometown: Thornton, Colorado

My fellowship experience
There is so much I've gained from this fellowship. I understand museums from a logistical and ideological standpoint which are both perspectives I had never considered before.  Not only that, I have discovered a passion for archival preservation and conservation and intend to pursue a Masters Degree in Library Science for the express purpose of working with archives.

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Claire Solak '13

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name
Small Fellow in Museum Studies

African American Museum of Iowa
Cedar Rapids, IA

Aims of the Fellowship
I was originally assigned to do research for the upcoming temporary exhibit entitled "The Only One."  I was also fortunate enough to help prepare archives for storage as well as clean flood-damaged archives, textiles, and items.

Faculty Sponsor: Catherine Stewart