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.

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
  • Spring Symposium  New Orleans, April, 2018
  • Sweden & Denmark May/June 2018
  • Fall Symposium Upper Hudson River Valley, September 2018
  • Fall Study Trip Abroad Vienna, Prague & Budapest, October 2018

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