LeMay-America's Car Museum Collection - Hands on the Wheel

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About This Kool Project

The Collection Department at LeMay-America's Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington provides internship opportunities for hands-on learning experience to students enrolled in post-secondary education in the areas of automotive collection restoration and preservation, and museum collections management programs. Our Collections Assistant interns gain exposure to a wide variety of historic vehicles that are part of the LeMay- America’s Car Museum’s Collection spanning over 100 years of automotive technology. Students are able to learn about best practices in the management of a large vehicle collection including research, authentication, documentation, mechanical and cosmetic assessment, care and maintenance, operation, exhibition, conservation and preservation.

Our museum is committed sharing knowlege providing learning opportunities through work experience outside the classroom. Our Collection's program not only serves the needs of young people seeking careers in automotive restoration and preservation, but also serves the long term interests of the automotive collector community. Our experienced based learning opportunities are critical to foster a new generation of vintage and classic vehicle conservators, collections managers and restoration professionals.

Our ultimate goal is to preserve the skills and knowledge needed to protect our automotive heritage for generations.

Aug. 24, 2017

All endings are new beginnings, and this is always true when our summer interns get ready to leave us.  We have enjoyed having Abi working with us and our volunteer crew at America's Car Museum. By her own admission Abi has “learned a ton” and we know she has had many amazing experiences during her internship.  She was able to assist us in many areas gaining experience in vintage automotive collections maintenance, and interacting with museum guests visiting from all over the world.

Following her internship at ACM, Abi joined her McPherson classmates for Monterrey for Car Week and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, returning to McPherson to continue her automotive studies and working on her vintage Crossley’s in her spare time (yes, more than one).

She joins our long list of ACM Collections Intern Alumni family that we’ve had the pleasure have work with and share our Collection knowledge, help gain experience and create new adventures.  Abi will be missed, but our interns are never far away and I look forward to following her career. 

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