Monday, October 22, 2012

Intern Profile: Jacob

Jacob S. Metoxen is the new conservation intern responsible for the re-locating of collections from temporary storage into the Imperial Valley Desert Museum. Jacob's conservation experience includes working at the Arizona State Museum where he conserved American Indian materials including a Navajo beaded belt and Navajo Rugs for an exhibit highlighting southwestern American Indian/settler trade.

Most recently, Jacob interned at the National Archives and Record Repository in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was actively involved in processing Bureau of Indian Affairs materials from various regions in the Midwest. Jacob received his Bachelors of Science in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and subsequently a Masters of Arts in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona.

Jacob is a member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin and is excited to be part of an organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of Imperial Valley community culture.  He looks forward to experiencing the rich culture of southern California and learning about the continued subsistence of communities in the area.

1 comment:

  1. Great to see young and prepared persons working on preservation of Imperial Valley culture!!