This week we are highlighting Brooke Krancer, one of our current student docents! Brooke is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in History and minoring in Art History.
During her time at Penn, Brooke has developed a passion for research. She has been involved with the Penn & Slavery Project since 2017, and she conducts historical research on the University’s ties to slavery. She also interned at the Morgan Library and Museum last summer, where she worked on researching and compiling data for the digitization of historical manuscripts. Brooke also served as the marketing intern for the Museum of the American Revolution during the 2019 academic year, and she enjoyed interacting with the museum guests for press-related tasks.
Aside from her love for history, Brooke has gotten involved in the arts on campus too. She serves as a docent for the Arthur Ross Gallery, and also sits on the student board of the ICA Philadelphia. Two summer ago, she interned for the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania. And if that wasn’t enough, Brooke was the social media director for the Daily Pennsylvanian in 2018!
After graduation, Brooke is looking forward to pursuing a Master’s or PhD in Art History or Curatorial Studies. We can’t wait to see what she does!