Meng Qi interned at Xinyang City Museum in her hometown, Xinyang City, Henan Province, China, from July 1st to 21st, 2013.
She worked in the Collections Management Department and Exhibition Design Department and spent 10 days in each. Her supervisor in the Collections Management Department was the collections manager and in the Exhibition Design Department, the curator.
Here is a brief summary of her duties in each department. To learn more, click on the respective sub-page for the departments. During her internship at Collection Management Department, Meng participated in the museum’s daily opening and closing check work, maintenance of a newly excavated canoe (3,000 years old), and database input of the first China national movable cultural relic census information. During her time with the Exhibition Design Department, she participated in the maintenance and replacement work of foam label boards in exhibition halls, the drafting and preparation work of new exhibitions and innovation of new activities for the docents around the museum.