Harvard Student Event: Looking for a Gem?: A Day in The Life of Museum Staff


Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 9:00am to 1:00pm


Mineralogical and Geological Museum Collections Office, Geo 105

Necklace with gems.

What do museum collections professionals actually do? Work with the staff from Harvard’s Mineralogical and Geological Museum to gain insight into the behind-the-scenes work of a museum team, from curator to database administrator. Open up the collections cabinets and use databases to answer scientific, educational, and general queries. Update catalog information on historical collections. Take beautiful pictures of objects for magazines. Research the chemistry of gemstones to understand how gem deposits form.

Capacity: 8 students

RSVP through the wintersession form

For information, contact: Wendy Derjue-Holzer, wderjue@hmsc.harvard.edu