Michelle Wakeman
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Michelle Wakeman

Postgraduate StudentLondon, United Kingdom
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Michelle Wakeman

Postgraduate StudentLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Passionate about the arts and culture, I am a student at University of Westminster, studying 'MA Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture'. I have previous experience in assisting with exhibitions, engaging with museum visitors and event planning and seek to continue developing a career in museums and galleries.
Work history
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    Curatorial and Operations InternTimken Museum of Art
     - San Diego, United StatesInternship
    • Assisted the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Director of Operations in day-to-day activities and preparing for upcoming exhibitions and installations. Developed critical thinking skills to combat any unforeseen issues • Organised and conducted extensive research for the museum’s curatorial files, developing great attention to detail in addition to research skills. On occasion, translated academic sources from French to English • Collaborated with a colleague to produce an instructional guide for future interns, detailing how to organise the files so they keep a sense of uniformity. Further enhanced interpersonal skills and teamwork capabilities
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    Visitor Experience AssociateTimken Museum of Art
     - San Diego, United StatesPart Time
    • Greeted and engaged with visitors as they arrived, answering questions and enquiries. Multitasking day to day activities while processing and tracking top-selling giftshop items for repurchase • Assisted the Event Coordinator with setting up and hosting private events held at the museum. Attended events and provided support for staff while engaging with attendees to ensure their satisfaction • Created social media content for the museum’s online platforms during the lockdown. Increased the amount of content to promote the museum during closure. Boosted number of followers on Instagram and Facebook by one-third
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Skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • Social Media Management
  • Fluent French
  • Fluent English
Education
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    MA in Museum Galleries and Contemporary CultureUniversity of Westminster
    London, United Kingdom
    • End date: September 2022 • ‘Curating Contemporary Art’ module, redesigned the layout of a Laure Prouvost exhibition in a small group. Curated a hypothetical contemporary art exhibition and created an exhibition proposal for the final assessment • ‘Museum Narratives’ module, created an Interpretation Plan of a re-designed gallery at the Museum of London with a small team of colleagues
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    Bachelor of Arts in FrenchSan Francisco State University
     - San Francisco, United States
    • 1st Class degree equivalent (GPA: 3.95) • Modules for French major include French Advanced Conversation and graduate level French Literature • Modules for European Studies minor include Writing about Photography, Analytical Approaches to French Art and French Paintings: Impressionism and Beyond • Studied abroad through the California State University International Program, at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France, August 2017 – May 2018
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