Alumnus Interns at Barnes Foundation, Penn Museum, Awarded Stipend

Alumnus Shivam Pawar at the Barnes Foundation. Photo courtesy of S. Pawar.

MFA alumnus Shivam Pawar, who is interning at two Philadelphia museums this summer, was awarded one of three ARCS Summer 2023 Internship Stipends by the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists. ARCS writes about the awardees, “These students show a remarkable interest in their respective fields and ARCS is proud to offer this support as they pursue internships in collections management and registration.”

Shivam Pawar is working toward a master’s degree in museum studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. This summer he is serving as a collections and registration intern at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, a renowned art collection that includes some of the world’s finest post-Impressionist art. At the Barnes, Pawar said that he is focusing on collection management and registrar’s work using TMS (The Museum System).

In addition to his internship at the Barnes Foundation, Shivam has been working as an archives intern at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum), one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums.

Pawar will finish the two-year museum studies program at Syracuse a semester early, graduating in December 2023. He credits his professors at Syracuse University “who helped him cultivate an interest in collections, registration, archives, and other important aspects of museums.”

Shivam Pawar received an MFA in printmaking from UA in 2022 where he had an assistantship and taught 2D design and drawing. He holds a BFA in painting from Central India School of Fine Arts, Nagpur, India, and has exhibited his prints in exhibitions in India, Norway, Serbia, and the United States.

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