November 29, 2011


Web_O_Guards.jpg Amongst the records of WAM there has resided an occasional personnel file. While all personal and confidential records have been confidentially recycled – general notices, correspondence, and position descriptions related to the Gallery were retained.

At left, directions and qualifications for gallery guards (University students) are articulated in an administrative document dated 1973. While the guard duties of today differ from those of nearly 40 years ago (guards are no longer responsible for the sale of catalogues, and smoking isn’t allowed in any public building in Minnesota), some core job duties remain the same – i.e. reinforcing the photography policy, as well as ensuring the security of artwork.




Rebecca Wilson is a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program at the University of Minnesota, completing a minor in Museum Studies. She also serves as a Visitor Services Assistant at the Weisman Art Museum.

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