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Helen Molesworth, curator

Museums serve the public through the preservation of art as emblematic of the belief that there are things from the past that are worth saving for the future.

Engaged with that act of saving, there is supposed to be a research arm dedicated to knowledge production. Ideally, museums should ask: 

What kind of knowledge do art objects have?

How is knowledge activated by an encounter with that object?

What kinds of knowledge are needed in any given moment?

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just had an interview for an intern position at an art museum in my hometown that I really hope I get (ahhh) so this mini moodboard is me manifesting…

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I won’t find out for another two weeks so the next time I post, hopefully it’s good news!

I never knew I wanted to work in museums until it hit me a few months ago and I was like, of course you do! galleries raised you! they are your special place, how could you think of anything else?!

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Clay relief of a female nude believed to be Inanna, 19th – 18th century BC, Southern Mesopotamia, via The British #Museum, London

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Four perspectives of the Warka Vase, discovered in the temple complex of Inanna at Uruk, 3,200 – 3,000 BC, Sumerian, in The Iraq #Museum, Baghdad

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Ram in the Thicket, discovered in the Great Death Pit of Ur, Early Dynastic Period, Sumerian, via The Penn #Museum

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Ostrich eggshell inlaid with gold, a luxury item of the ancient Near East, Early Dynastic Period, Sumerian, via The Penn #Museum, Philadelphia

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Wreath made of gold beech leaves and lapis tubular and carnelian beads from a tomb in the Cemetery of Ur, Early Dynastic Period, Sumerian, via The Penn #Museum, Philadelphia

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Amulet from the Cemetery of Ur, Sumerian Early Dynastic Period, via The Penn #Museum, Philadelphia

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Sumerian Early Dynastic Period Headdress of Queen Puabi, 2600-2450 BC, via The Penn #Museum, Philadelphia

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Statuette of a priestess, Diorite, 1953 – 35 BC, Sumerian, via The Penn #Museum, Philadelphia

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Votive statuettes dedicated to the minor Sumerian god, Abu, 2,800 – 2,600 BC, Iraq, via The Iraq #Museum, Baghdad

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Head of human statuette found in Nippur, Iraq, 2,600 BC, Sumerian, via The Penn #Museum, Philadelphia

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The Weld-Blundell Prism, a portion of the Sumerian King List, Iraq, 1800 BC, Sumerian, via The Ashmolean #Museum Oxford

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