Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that operates the Ringling Museum of Art, Ca d’Zan, the Circus Museum, and the Historic Asolo Theater. My internship position was within the Registration office, which oversees the objects, both permanent and loaned, housed in these buildings. Throughout the internship it was my responsibility to assist in overseeing the management of the wide collection. This included monitoring the environment, preparing for exhibits, and helping with rights and reproductions. My primary project was working on photographing, cataloging, and storing the museum's Cypriote collection, which had been tucked away in the depths of storage for decades. The following report includes an overview of the organization, a description of my internship, a SWOT analysis, a best practices overview, and recommendations for the museum.