Superstar!

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Today we are introducing you to another of our shining stars on the Archaeology move, Chelsea Thommes. Chelsea started volunteering with us in August 2012 and we haven’t been able to get rid of her since. In fact, over the breaks when most students scatter for home and surfing beaches, Chelsea has been known to put in even more volunteer hours!

Archaeology volunteer Chelsea Thommes. What evil lurks behind that smile…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1. Archaeology volunteer Chelsea Thommes. What evil lurks behind that smile...?

Chelsea is a senior, majoring in Art History at U.C. Berkeley which may explain why, when asked what her favorite object was she chose a beautiful Egyptian pot (Figure 2a). It was also the object that she liked rehousing most (Figure 2b). In keeping with her love of ceramics, one of her more memorable experiences here at U.C. Berkeley was a URAP with Professor Pena working on his Palatine East Pottery Project. For this project she has been producing publication-quality illustrations by taking pencil drawings of potsherds (at the moment concentrating on amphora handles) and tracing the images using Photoshop and Illustrator.

Figure 2. Chelsea’s favorite object (a) and favorite rehousing project (b). Object 6-9366.1 collected by George Reisner in 1900 from Shurafa north of Thebes in Egypt and donated to the Museum by Phoebe A. Hearst.

Figure 2. Chelsea’s favorite object (a) and favorite rehousing project (b). Object 6-9366.1 collected by George Reisner in 1900 from Shurafa north of Thebes in Egypt and donated to the Museum by Phoebe A. Hearst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 2a. Chelsea’s favorite object and (b) favorite rehousing project. Object 6-9366.1 collected by George Reisner in 1900 from Shurafa north of Thebes in Egypt and donated to the Museum by Phoebe A. Hearst. 

 

 

 

After graduating this semester Chelsea is hoping to put her studies of ancient Mediterranean art to good use by taking part in excavations in Minorca, Spain. She has also been offered a job with an Art Gallery in the Bay Area. We are toying with giving her a bad reference so she will be forced to stay with us here at the Hearst.

Ultimately, she is looking towards a future in Museum Studies with a current goal of working in collections caring for objects. Although she looks sweet on the surface don’t be fooled. Behind that innocent, friendly smile is a Walking Dead fan and we fear that, for us, it is only a matter of time until she turns….

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