Sarah Wolberg ’15 has already begun her position at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, where she is continuing her the work she started while earning her history of art minor at Haverford. Wolberg is working as a writer and editor in the museum’s publications office where she is responsible for constructing invitations, web updates, blog posts, and newsletters for the institution that holds one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. To complete her post-collegiate art education, in her spare time she is also interning for Christie’s Auction House in Villanova.
Wolberg became fascinated with museum management while taking Professor David Cast’s “The Classical Tradition” course at Bryn Mawr. Since then, she interned at the Univers du Bronze while studying abroad in Paris, France, and assisted in curating an exhibit featuring a collection of prints by John Sloane as part of a seminar her senior year with Lecturer Carrie Robbins.
“I started at the Barnes interning in publications at the beginning of my senior year,” says Wolberg. “What I wanted to do was collections management, I hadn’t thought about communications, but now it is something I’m very interested in.”
Since finding museum management as a career path, Wolberg has begun working with the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Center for Career and Professional Advising to promote similar opportunities to students. Their efforts came to fruition last February with the first Careers in the Arts panel discussion, which featured a number of Bi-College alumni, including Claire Aelion-Moss (BMC ’10), editor at the Barnes Foundation, Larry Bomback ’04, COO/CFO at the Cultural Data Project, Erin Lehman ’00, former curatorial fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Luke Van Meter ’09, the director of Pre-College Programs at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
—Jack Hasler ’15
“Where They’re Headed” is a blog series reporting on the post-collegiate plans of recent Haverford graduates.