Pursuing a master’s degree in aesthetic studies at UT Dallas, Katrina Saunders did an internship at the Crow Collection of Asian Art from September 1, 2012 through December 7, 2012 under the supervision of Katy Stewart, Education Coordinator at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.
As an Audience Development intern, Katrina analyzed and tracked emerging audiences at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Striving to understand more the audience experience, she developed and implemented a visitor survey to study visitor backgrounds and expectations. The survey was unique in that it collected both demographic and psychographic information, allowing a study of factors such as age, gender and ethnicity cross-referenced against viewing preference and art historical upbringing. Its results will be used in future program development and grant writing for the Crow as the museum shifts its focus from a private collection to enhancing public reception.
In Fall 2013, Katrina is doing a graduate student research internship at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth under the supervision of Alison Hearst, Assistant Curator.
This intern research project includes extensive investigations on the works in Modern’s permanent collection of post-war art, including documentation of a wide array of information from facts concerning provenance, artists’ biographies and related information, bibliographic resources including articles, histories, interviews, podcasts, and historical materials as well as relational links that will broaden understanding and place works from the permanent collection into larger contexts.
Since spring 2012, Katrina assists Pierrette Lacour in the creation and publication of the DFWAHN bi-monthly newsletter.