Intern helps preserve heritage

Learning more about the culture she loves is proving to be rewarding, both personally and professionally, to recent high school graduate Shenna Scott.

As an intern with the Cayman Islands National Museum, Miss Scott is assisting staff as the national facility rebuilds and reorganises its collection in anticipation of reopening early next year.

A John Gray High School Class of 2007 graduate, Miss Scott has taken the internship while she completes preparations for further studies of her true calling – teaching English.

But because of her ‘passion for the preservation of my heritage,’ her museum work is also a labour of love. ‘I am happy that the museum has allowed me an opportunity to also explore my interests in museum and educational studies,’ she said in a press release.

One of her main duties is helping to maintain the museum’s collection management programme. The computer-based system tracks all objects in the national collection. This amounts to more than 500 items, ranging from thatch items, paintings and photographs, to stamps, sculpture and jewellery.

In addition to updating the museum’s register, Miss Scott will also gain exposure in the conservation, archaeology, exhibition and interpretation aspects of the museum’s curatorial operations.

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