Robert (1978), gallery Educators provide private tours to a diverse visiting audience including international visitors, universities, businesses and corporations, and families. Tours are currently offered in French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese; the museum industry is always seeking qualified educators who fluently speak other languages. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers a variety of internships for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students in art history, administration, conservation, education, and related fields.
The objective of the internship program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum field. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum as well as specific skills related to a particular department’s activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives.
Upper-level college students, recent graduates, and graduate students, unpaid volunteer internships are available throughout the academic year on a full- or part-time basis (Robert, 1978). Attending a college or career school in New York City is like getting two educations for the price of one. Known as the largest and most culturally diverse city in the United States, New York exposes students to its large variety of art, music, culinary delights, ethnic diversity, and recreational offerings. Education in New York City is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions.
The city’s public school system, the New York City Department of Education, is the largest in the United States, and New York is home to some of the most important libraries, universities, and research centers in the world. The city is particularly known as a global center for research in medicine and the life sciences. New York has the most post-graduate life sciences degrees awarded annually in the United States, 40,000 licensed physicians, and 127 Nobel laureates with roots in local institutions.
The city receives the second-highest amount of annual funding from the National Institutes of Health among all U. S. cities. It also struggles with disparity in its public school system, with some of the best and worst performing public schools in the United States. The New York Public Library, which has the largest collection of any public library system in the country, serves Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island. Queens is served by the Queens Borough Public Library, the nation’s second largest public library system, and Brooklyn Public Library serves Brooklyn (Robert, 1978).
As Barry (2000) states, there are about 594,000 university students in New York City attending 61 universities and colleges. New York State is the nation’s largest importer of college students, according to statistics which show that among freshmen who leave their home states to attend college, more come to New York than any other state, including California. Enrollment in New York State is led by New York City, which is home to more university students than any other city in the United States.
The statue is of a robed woman holding a lit flame, and is made of a sheeting of pure copper, hung on a framework of steel (originally puddle iron) with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of stained glass and lit from the inside. ) It stands atop a rectangular stonework pedestal with a foundation in the shape of an irregular eleven-pointed star. The statue is 151 ft (46 m) tall, but with the pedestal and foundation, it is 305 ft (93 m) tall (Barry,2000 ).
Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States, and, more generally, represents liberty and escape from oppression. The Statue of Liberty was, from 1886 until the jet age, often one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants after ocean voyages from Europe. Visually, the Statue of Liberty appears to draw inspiration from il Sancarlone or the Colossus of Rhodes (Barry, 2000).
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