Let me introduce myself. My name is Sean Schumacher and I’m the newest intern here at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Yeah that’s right, Schumacher; I’m a Catholic of Irish and German decent, we have all come along way. I do have a slight tie to Judaism through marriage, my Uncle Marvin, or Bubba Marv or Zadie as he is also referred to, but I find him to be the most tolerant Jew ever because he keeps a Christmas tree up all year round. I’m currently a student at Johns Hopkins University studying for my Masters of Arts in Museum Studies and scheduled to graduate this Fall Semester. My full time job is with Jacobs Engineering and the Department of Defense as a Ballistic Photographer…I photograph things blowing up.
As an intern I’ll be photographing the museum’s extensive collection and updating their collection information management system, PastPerfect, and of course blogging. I also will be working on developing an internal document on how to photograph museum collections. The blogs will be light-hearted but also will feature an object from the collection that has sparked an interest in me. Look for the first installment in the next volume.
I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity and truly feel that I will be receiving a holistic experience in museum education and in the Jewish faith. Who knows, maybe by the end of the internship I’ll be an honorary Jew. Till next time…