Mark Hansen ’14 grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, just minutes away from the Anchorage Museum. The old imposing brown-brick edifice and the museum’s contents made lasting impressions on him, and he recalls being mesmerized as a kid by the dioramas depicting the state’s history.
His curiosity to see behind the displays and learn about the inner workings of the museum compelled Hansen to pursue a summer internship there this year. “”I wanted to see the other side. I’m hoping to learn how a museum operates,” he explained.
Hansen’s internship is being funded by Bowdoin’s Delta Sigma Arts Fellowship, one of many grants that Bowdoin Career Planning awards in a competitive process to students to help them pursue otherwise uncompensated summertime work.