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Meet the Staff

Staff

William Purvis
Director

Susan E. Thompson
Curator

Christina Linsenmeyer
Associate Curator

Wm. Nicholas Renouf
Curator Emeritus and Consultant

 

Curatorial Fellows

Timothy Feil
Preservation, Exhibition,
Museum Management

Will Robbins
Preservation, Exhibition,
Museum Management

Graduate Student Assistant

Gabriel Mairson
Museum Practices

Conservators

Andrew Dipper
Conservator of Stringed Instruments
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rodney Regier
Conservator of Fortepianos
Freeport, Maine

Frank Rutkowski
Conservator of Harpsichords
Jersey City, New Jersey
Requiescat in pace 18 January 2019

 

Current Interns

The Collection’s Internship Program has been suspended for academic year 2019-2020, owing to the renovation of the museum’s building.

Past Interns

Timothy Feil (2017-2019)
New Haven, Connecticut

Will Robbins (2017-2019)
New Haven, Connecticut

Winona van Alstyne  (2017-2018)
New Haven, Connecticut

Kelly Hill (2013-2017)
Bettendorf, Iowa

Samuel Bobinski (2015-2017)
New Haven, Connecticut

Katrin Endrikat (2014-2015)
Bern, Switzerland

Jane Mitchell (2013-2014)
Miami, Florida

Wai Lau (2012-2013)
Hong Kong

Colin Meinecke (2012-2013)
San Antonio, Texas

Ian Petruzzi (2012-2013)
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Ian O’Sullivan (2011-2012)
Honolulu, Hawaii

Scott Holben (2010-2011)
Macau

Beth Wiese (2010-2011)
Evanston, Illinois

 


Internship Program

Established in 2010, the Collection’s internship program provides recent graduates of accredited undergraduate or graduate school programs with an opportunity to learn about the mission, activities, and operations of a musical instrument museum.

Interns generally are hired for the period of one academic year. During this time, they are expected to assist with all aspects of museum life, including archival preservation, instrument documentation, exhibit preparation and maintenance, concert management, public relations, and the presentation of tours and classes.

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and be between the ages of 21-29 years. Preferred candidates will have well developed writing skills, a demonstrated proficiency in the creation and realization of projects, and a serious interest in antique musical instruments, historical performance practices, and/or museum management.

Interns’ responsibilities vary throughout the course of the year. It is expected that successful candidates will regard their internships as the professional focus and primary means of financial support for the ​term​ for which they have been hired.

For more information about the program, contact the museum’s  director or curator.