Hayley Clayton: Internship with Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Hayley Clayton: Internship with Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
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In the summer of 2018, Haley completed an internship in the Registrar’s Office within the Department of Conservation and Collection Management at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

She mainly focused on the museum’s database system along with loan records. An average day for her consisted of performing data entry for new and existing loans as well as completing any special tasks that she was assigned. She completed loan registrations, helped clean the galleries, and observed the packing and unpacking of objects. 

In addition to her daily tasks, she attended enrichment events that the MFA Boston provided to the interns. Through these events, the interns networked with museum professionals and got advice about future career paths.