Over my 2 months interning with Sunae Park Evans in the Textile Conservation Lab at the Smithsonian’s National Museum for American History, I completed a number of tasks, none of which I knew how to do before I arrived. I learned how to make forms and mount any number of textiles, from shoes to hats, aprons, shirts, dresses, pants, skirts, gloves, and so forth. I have learned to make padded boards for the mounting of flat textiles and pins. I have quilted a sample to illustrate the manner in which magnets should be used to hang heavy textiles. I have made cushions on which to rest objects while people in the lab work on them. I have rehoused garments, both lying flat in drawers, and by making forms from which they hang. I have researched garment designers and owners so that we are better able to showcase their work. Additionally, I have surveyed, photographed, and refiled numerous objects, familiarizing myself with the more technical aspect of conservation.What I have learned from this internship is that there is an incredible amount of time and energy that goes into every mount for each garment. Perfectionism is an asset. I like that time and care is put into making everything as good as possible. My favorite part has been walking into a lab each day and seeing a gown worn by Ella Fitzgerald, or another day, a Groucho Marx’s suit might waltz in. It’s really amazing being around rather momentous artifacts. It has reaffirmed my ambitions of working towards a job in the museum world.