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"I was surprised I get to learn about many historical facts as well and not just standing around in the museum." (Museum Curator; 2013)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Washington, female
School: Studied History at UW in Washington; completed Associate degree in 2009

"I was surprised to find that the skills I picked up through the research and writing of my thesis would be so applicable to my career. I am writing and presenting information frequently, and planning shows and exhibits requires a great deal of research and careful planning. Things that I originally considered to be unrelated busy work (like mandatory gallery talks and presentations) turned out to be exceptionally important to my work." (Museum Curator/ Art Historian; 2012)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Pennsylvania, female
School: Studied MA History Of Decorative Arts at Corcoran College Of Art And Design in District of Columbia; completed Master degree in 2012

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