AAS Student Receives Internship at the National Museum of Accra
By AAS News Staff
This summer Chanelle Nicole Frazier, a graduating senior, will be returning to Ghana for an internship at the National Museum of Accra. Soon after returning to Houston last summer, Frazier began to communicate with the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, as well as the director of the museum to setup the internship. Frazier, who has also worked in the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston for five years, will be working on museum conservation, audience development, and museum marketing and branding under the direction of head curator Akousa Saah Backman.
Frazier is excited about the opportunity and offered insights into how her first experience in Ghana influenced her decision to return, saying, “My experience in Ghana last summer was amazing to say the least.”
“Not only did I learn important historical, philosophical, and cultural concepts, but I was also allowed to learn a lot about myself. From sunrise to sunset our days were packed with experiences that we could later reflect on during our long bus rides in between cities. On the dirt road, while gazing into a sky littered with stars, the overwhelming feeling that I was in the place I needed to be came over me. I promised myself I would return to Ghana within a year’s time.”
Frazier is a 2013 recipient of the Kwame Nkrumah Study Abroad Scholarship, 2012 recipient of the Friends of African American Studies Scholarship, and will be graduating this May with a Bachelor's of Arts in Art History with a minor in African American studies. The program congratulates her on the receipt of a paid internship at Ghana’s foremost museum.