Another Day in the Dumps
It was a dreary Tuesday in Baltimore. My Dark Sky app predicted light rain for another 20 minutes. The interns exchanged their normal work attire for grubbies. It was the perfect day for a dumpster party!We pulled out some ancient crates that have been hiding under staircases and tossed them into the dumpster.
Remember that really tall TV cabinet that we re-painted for every exhibition?
Wheeled off on two dollies, turned end-over-end and flat on the bottom of the dumpster!
A couple of rolling chairs that no longer roll, and a dozen or so cracked vitrines were added to the pile.
Then it was time to tackle all of the cardboard bins. Unfortunately, we’re not allowed to throw them into the dumpster. But that didn’t stop the interns from breaking down a bunch of boxes by any means necessary—knife, scissors, keys, and some karate kicks.
They’re all stacked up and ready to go out with our next recycling.
Marissa was a bit sad about the amount of non-recyclable foam components and packing material there was. Kathleen was practical about the approach, “It had to be done.”
I called it a party, so of course we had cake…
The JMM summer internship officially concluded on Friday August 9. On behalf of the entire staff of the JMM I would like to thank Trillion Attwood, Elaine Hall, Kathy Harper, Kathleen Morrison, Todd Nesson, Erin Pruhs, Yonah Reback, Clare Robbins and Marissa Walker for all of their hard work and contributions to the Museum this summer… including filling the dumpster!