A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Intern Experience: Austin Eighmey, Field Museum

Austin Eighmey, '16

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.

These images will be used to create an easily accessible catalogue for all of the collection's artifacts, including those that are not publicly displayed. I fill the shoes of many photographers before me in this large, but vital task. These photos will give a face to artifact data.