Alumni Highlights

A Powerful Collaborative Network

Professional internships give SAIC graduates the experience to build their resumes, and prepare them for preservation practice after graduation where they become positioned throughout the country and abroad within a variety of preservation-related non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, governmental agencies, museums, architecture and interior design firms, historic sites, and as independent preservation consultants and researchers.

Alumni Highlights

Brenda Bohen (HPres 2017)

An interview with art historian Rolf Achilles

CTPA member Brenda Bohen conducted this interview that was published in the Wall Street International Magazine. The subtitle of the article is: The Driehaus Museum. Where the past is always present. Read the interview.

Maura Pilcher in Gran Wood Art Colony Building

Maura Pilcher (HPres alumna)

Maura Pilcher (HPres alumna), Director of the Grant Wood Art Colony at the University of Iowa, organized a stimulating and successful conference, A Home and Studio of One's Own, in collaboration with the National Trust's Historic Artists' Homes & Studios program.

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Intern Experience: Emily Weavers, Roger Brown Study Collection

“I think the environment we live in is shaped by what we, as a society, deem valuable enough to save—and I’ve learned that this should be an intentional and thoughtful process.”

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Excerpts from Kelly Humrichouser's Restoration Methods Journal

"Facing my fear of heights by climbing the ladder to the attic, I learned interesting things about ceilings that I never would have thought of. I also recall articles that I read regarding ceiling strength and tin ceilings and how I thought it would never be useful. Alas, proven wrong!"

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Intern Experience: Austin Eighmey, Field Museum

"As a student, I primarily focus on the use of art as an advocacy tool in protecting significant historic resources. My role as an intern at the Field Museum is to create photographic documentation of incoming artifacts for the Goldman Mexican Folk Art Collection."

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HPres Students Survey Mid-Century Buildings

"In a feature on WBEZ, professor Charlie Pipal said that while people are aware of the iconic buildings from the era, there is a lack of familiarity of retail, educational and even industrial spaces that have been part of communities for generations."

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Intern Experience: Lydia Woods, Wisconsin State Historical Society

"Over the course of several weeks I summarized 86 National Register Nominations in 12 counties and paired them with archival photographs for publication."

Read more about Lydia's internship experience