4 episodes

On Season 1 of A Closer Look, we’re exploring museum jobs: why we wanted them, how we got them, and what they’re really like! Through a series of conversations with colleagues, hosts Tara Metal and Michael Ricca will seek to demystify the museum world, discuss some surprising career paths, and explore jobs you may never have considered.

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On Season 1 of A Closer Look, we’re exploring museum jobs: why we wanted them, how we got them, and what they’re really like! Through a series of conversations with colleagues, hosts Tara Metal and Michael Ricca will seek to demystify the museum world, discuss some surprising career paths, and explore jobs you may never have considered.

    A Closer Look: Episode 4, The Head of the Objects Lab

    A Closer Look: Episode 4, The Head of the Objects Lab

    In this episode of A Closer Look, we talk to Angela Chang, who is the head of our object lab, an objects conservator, and the assistant director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. Angela, who has worked at the Harvard Art Museums for eighteen years, discusses her training and experience, including working on the team that conserved and restored the famed murals by John Singer Sargent at the Boston Public Library. Interested in becoming an art conservator? This episode is for you!

    • 28 min
    A Closer Look: Episode 3, The Director of Security

    A Closer Look: Episode 3, The Director of Security

    Nilton Barbosa shares his experiences on leading a security team at the Harvard Art Museums.

    On Season 1 of A Closer Look, we’re exploring museum jobs: why we wanted them, how we got them, and what they’re really like! Through a series of conversations with colleagues, hosts Tara Metal and Michael Ricca will seek to demystify the museum world, discuss some surprising career paths, and explore jobs you may never have considered.

    Music: "Baby Lemuel" © Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 16 min
    A Closer Look: Episode 2, The Curatorial Assistant

    A Closer Look: Episode 2, The Curatorial Assistant

    Host Michael Ricca talks to curatorial assistant Heather Linton, who gives insights into her job and how she came to pursue a career as a museum professional.

    On Season 1 of A Closer Look, we’re exploring museum jobs: why we wanted them, how we got them, and what they’re really like! Through a series of conversations with colleagues, hosts Tara Metal and Michael Ricca will seek to demystify the museum world, discuss some surprising career paths, and explore jobs you may never have considered.

    Music: "Baby Lemuel" © Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 21 min
    A Closer Look: Episode 1, The Archivist

    A Closer Look: Episode 1, The Archivist

    Meet archivist, Michelle Interrante, from the Harvard Art Museums as she shares insights on her role.

    On Season 1 of A Closer Look, we’re exploring museum jobs: why we wanted them, how we got them, and what they’re really like! Through a series of conversations with colleagues, hosts Tara Metal and Michael Ricca will seek to demystify the museum world, discuss some surprising career paths, and explore jobs you may never have considered.

    Music: "Baby Lemuel" © Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 25 min

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