The mission of the Decorative Arts Trust, a non-profit organization, is to promote and foster the appreciation and study of the decorative arts. We achieve our mission through:

  • The exchange of information through domestic and international programming;
  • Collaborations and partnerships with museums and preservation organizations; and
  • Underwriting internships, research grants, and scholarships for graduate students and young professionals.

To support this mission, the Trust offers:


Executive Director
Matthew A. Thurlow

Membership Coordinator
Christian T. Roden

Art Director
Veronica Miller, Veronica Miller & Associates

Web Designer
Julee Gooding

Ian Kauffman, CPA

Kari Ghezarian

Officers and Governors of the Board

Officers of the Board

Randall A. Schrimsher, President
Huntsville, AL

Carol Borchert Cadou, Vice President
Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, VA

Ralph O. Harvard, III, Vice President
New York, NY

Charles T. Akre, Treasurer
Hume, VA

Jane C. Nylander, Secretary
Portsmouth, NH

Jonathan L. Fairbanks, Honorary Chairman
Fuller Craft Museum
Brockton, MA

Bruce Coleman Perkins, President Emeritus
Chevy Chase, MD

Governors of the Board

Lucinda A. Brockway
The Trustees of Reservations
Beverly, MA

Melanie F. Christian
Lynchburg, VA

Martha L. Dippell
Chevy Chase, MD

Eleanore P. Gadsden
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA

James J. Hardy
Charlotte, NC

Sarah S. Horton
Charleston, SC

Margize L. Howell
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
New York, NY

Nancy A. Iliff
Lexington, KY

Brock W. Jobe
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur, DE

Peter M. Kenny
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
New York, NY

Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

Robert A. Leath
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
Winston-Salem, NC

Johanna McBrien
Antiques and Fine Art
Watertown, MA

Christine Mumm
Sperryville, VA

Elizabeth Pochoda
The Magazine Antiques
New York, NY

Margaret B. Pritchard
Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA

Helen Scott Reed
Manakin-Sabot, VA

Andrew Richmond
Wipiak Consulting & Appraisals
Sunbury, OH

J. Thomas Savage, Jr.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur, DE

Susan R. Stein
Charlottesville, VA


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