Over the span of July and August, I was fortunate enough to be able to intern for the Parco Archeologico del Colosseo. I worked in the office located inside of the Colosseum, where I worked closely with Elisa Cella. Under her direction I was able to complete two projects for the Parco Colosseo during that period.
Firstly, I was able to do a Social Media Analysis of the Parco Colosseo’s accounts. Secondly, I was able to conduct a Visitor Experience Analysis. This included going on many of the tours offered by the Parco Colosseo, and experiencing it as a visitor as well as me creating, conducting, and analyzing a survey on visitor experiences of the Colosseo. This unique experience allowed me to see so many different parts of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Palatine that I had never experienced before.
During my time at the Colosseum, I was able to witness the large-scale organization and work it takes to take down a temporary exhibit and install the new exhibit. This opportunity allowed me to become more intimately familiar with how large-scale cultural heritage sites are run and issues that arise. This experience taught me to practically apply many of the skills taught during the program.