I forgot to mention it in my last post there was a big burglary at the museum last week. Initially, I did not realize how much equipment was stolen and how that would affect my duties over the week. I worked as a photographer a couple times because the damages needed to be documented and I also took photos of a press conference with the museum’s president, which should be later used in social media pages and to encourage police authorities to increase surveillance in the area where the museum is located. One of the strategies to keep attracting people to the museum, in spite of such events, is to promote the tours and art workshops organized by the education department. Thus, I have been collaborating with them to create content that is going to be shared via email to remind our audience of the services the museum has to offer. (Check out my progress below)
Although I have gotten to improve a lot of my technical skills by interim at the graphic design department, appreciating the role of art in society has been my biggest take away from this week. Amidst the political, economic and social crisis my home country is facing, I have noticed art provides a respite to the audience from their reality while it helps artists process and express their experiences living here. In my experience, artistic expression has helped me understand myself and the world around me; thus, interim at a place that empowers artist has been very rewarding and I look forward to helping as much as I can during this especially difficult time.