“Promoting the Archive” – Greeks in Washington Project Opportunity





The Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State (Greeks in Washington) www.greeksinwashington.org , is a “virtual museum” that has been in operation since 2009.  During that time an archive of over 700 items has been established which contains photographs, documents, artifacts, costumes and more. The archive is located at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Capitol Hill in Seattle.  This is probably the most extensive collection of the experience of Greek immigrants and their descendants in Washington history.  There are no immediate plans to establish a physical museum, but the purpose is to increase use of or access to the collection. Most of the items in the archive have been photographed and entered into a searchable database which can be viewed under “THE COLLECTION” on the Museum home page.  While visits to the archive are available by appointment, its use has been limited.

This project will seek to accomplish the following tasks under the title of Promoting the Archiveand can serve as a thesis or “capstone” project. 

The person selected for this project will perform one or more of the following tasks and may develop additional tasks related to the purpose. Some of the tasks are “one time” events and others may be reoccurring.
Become familiar with the items in the archive
–Prepare photographs or a video of the archival space
–Prepare a brochure for Greeks in Washington to help promote the archive
–Publicize and communicate with other museums, historical or academic organizations
–Hold fellowship hours and connected “open houses” for the archive either for the Greek community, school visitations or the public
–Prepare displays using archival material for presentations either in the Assumption community center or for “traveling exhibits” in other historic, educational or museum settings

An initial stipend is available for this project and additional funds will be obtained as the project develops.  The project may begin as early as October 2018.

CONTACT:  John Nicon, 206 325 8554 or info@greeksinwashington.org  


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