My name Erica Gonzalez, and I am a recent graduate from the University of Alberta. I was given the amazing experience of working with the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert (AHF) as part of the Canada Summer Jobs program. I work at the Musée Héritage Museum, which is part of AHF.
Throughout the summer I was given the fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of the St. Albert Grain Elevators and the Métis river lot sites from Sharon, Alex and Jessica. More importantly, I was able to share the history I learnt about these amazing historical sites with our wonderful guests as a heritage interpreter.
As we move into the fall season, I have shifted my focus to helping create digital programming material. During these unpredictable times, the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert has been working very diligently in designing, creating and sharing educational programs suitable for a digital format.
I have been lucky in being a part of creating digital material by photographing the programming objects and attempting to create 3D artifact models, whether or not that is successful is yet to be determined!
In terms of learning about collections in a museum and heritage site setting, I have been helping to organize and catalogue the Victor Post camera collection alongside Kate, who is completing her field placement at the AHF. I have been learning a lot about how technology has changed over the years.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be able to work with and learn from all the wonderful and knowledgeable staff at the AHF.
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For information or questions about the Musée Héritage Museum please go to museeheritage.ca!