CURRENT RESEARCH

In addition to the Decorative Arts Trust’s support of scholarship through the Emerging Scholars Program, we eagerly promote the research, exhibitions, and projects undertaken by colleagues at museums around the country.

Members who would like to recommend new exhibits, museum renovations or expansions, or scholarship for consideration are welcome to contact the Trust.

Savannah’s Green-Meldrim House Acquires Important Family Collection

By TANIA JUNE SAMMONS

Collectively, the assemblage of objects and manuscripts—the Norris ledger, furniture, ceramics, silver, family photographs, and other archival materials—tell a local, national, and international story that enrich our shared understanding of the past and elevates the Green-Meldrim House to one of the most well-documented mid-19th-century dwellings in the country.

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George and Martha Reunited

By TONY INSON

I have a passion for collecting early-19th-century Americana in the classical taste. My interests include furniture, silver, and glass, but the one area in which my collection is particularly focused is French porcelain produced for the American market.

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New Research on the Tudor Place Tableau

By GRANT QUERTERMOUS,
Curator, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Among the most fascinating objects found in the collection of Tudor Place in Washington, DC, is an 18th-century wax and shellwork tableau handcrafted by Samuel Fraunces as a gift for Martha Washington.

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Trust Grant Underwrites Conservation of Winchester Clock

By A. NICHOLAS POWERS,
Curator of Collections, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Earlier this fall, the Decorative Arts Trust followed settlers down the Great Wagon Road to explore the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In addition to the marks the Valley’s decorative arts indelibly made on Trust participants, the Trust’s generosity will, in turn, have a lasting impact on the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s growing collection of regional decorative arts.

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Re-Awakening Wilton

by William Strollo, Director of Education and Public Relations, Wilton House Museum

A lot can change over a decade. Ten years ago, Wilton House Museum in Richmond’s West End looked like the typical local historic house museum.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE
  • Special Program: Tour of the Newark Museum with retiring Chief Curator Ulysses Dietz
    November 3
  • New York Antiques Weekend
    January 19-20, 2018
  • Emerging Scholars Colloquium
    January 21, 2018
  • Symposium
    Upper Hudson River Valley: From the Mohawk to the Berkshires
    May 3-6, 2018
  • Symposium
    New Orleans & the Mississippi Delta
    November 1-4, 2018
  • Study Trip
    Prague & Vienna with an extension to Budapest
    With an extension to Budapest
    October 1–11 and 16–26, 2018; Extension October 12–15

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