Hello! My name is Jessica Long, and I am an Art History major through the Honors Tutorial College, with minors in History, Studio Art, and Business Administration. Next fall I will be attending Case Western Reserve University, working at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and pursuing an MA in Art History and Museum Studies.
Museums have always been sites of both peace and excitement for me, and I have known since high school that I wanted to work in the museum field. I am the Assistant Preparator, and my job is to take detailed records of the KMA’s large collection, update information on artists and artwork, and help plan and install exhibits at the Kennedy. I love being able to not only study amazing works of art, but have input in how they are displayed and engaged with at the campus museum.
I love my position at the museum because it is a perfect balance between study and practice. Some days, I stay in the museum vault photographing, researching, or organizing the artwork stored in our collection. Other days, I am moving artworks to be displayed, painting gallery walls and pedestals, or installing exhibit activities.
To read Jessica’s postings on objects from the collection follow her postings on KMA social media @ Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.