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Thank you Christine!

Our spring intern Christine Desroches is a museum tech student from College Montmorency.  She is finishing up her last week here at ACCI and we asked her to write a few lines about her time here at Aanischaaukamikw.  We were very happy to have her as part of our team!

Already 6 weeks! I had a wonderful experience at ACCI and I am grateful
for having the chance of doing my internship here.

I had the chance to do what I love to do the most, which is being a
museum technician, with a fantastic collection. I also had the chance to learn
and discover the Cree culture and history.

During my time here, I had the chance to practice what I’ve learned in
class (that was important to me) and to learn about museums, archives and
library practices. I had the chance to be surrounded by passionate people who
took the time to help me, show me and discuss with me. I am grateful for the
trust they had in me and that they integrated me in the everyday life in a
museum institution.

As part of my internship, I did the unpacking and documentation of the
framed artwork,
but I also had the chance to do a variety of action. I did the documentation of
the shovel that was used for the ground breaking for the ACCI. I took pictures
of artefacts, vacuumed archives, did an inventory of the collection (which is
beautiful!) and plenty other actions to help the conservation of the

 I want to say thank you to
everyone at ACCI for their warm-hearted welcome. It has been a pleasure for me
to work with the team.

Guest post by Christine Desroches