Janice Sung, 2017, Art and Archaeology

As an intern at the Princeton University Art Museum, I examined the environmental impact of an upcoming (2018) American art exhibition called Nature’s Nation. My work focused on determining specific metrics to quantify the environmental impact of this exhibition, which resulted in an investigation of museum-specific practices involving energy usage, loans, and catalogue publication. Throughout the project, I consulted with various museum departments, academics, and industry experts to gain a better understanding of sustainability measures in an institutional setting. This internship served as an invaluable introduction to museum work, and it was a wonderful opportunity to combine my academic interests in art history and the environment.