A Chippendale Pilgrimage in Yorkshire

 “Star-studded” is not usually a term we would use to describe a Trust Study Trip Abroad, but this fall’s much-anticipated trip to Yorkshire certainly fit the bill.* For the adherents to our field, figures such as tour leader and Trust Governor Brock Jobe,...

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Winston-Salem and the North Carolina Piedmont

Winston-Salem and the surrounding Piedmont hold many attractions for lovers of the decorative arts: stellar collections at regional museums, the annual High Point Furniture Market, and a wealth of history dating back to before the American Revolution. For...

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Toy Theaters and Child’s Play

Front for a Toy Theater Stage, image courtesy of the Downs Collection, Winterthur Library. In 1845, English caricaturist John Leech published a set of prints entitled Young Troublesome: or Master Jacky’s Holidays. The series focuses on the mischief and...

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The Decorative Arts Trust in Chicago

The Chicago Skyline from Navy PierAs a graduate student, I attended my fair share of symposia… perhaps more than I care to remember. PowerPoint satiation aside, I jumped at the chance to attend the Decorative Arts Trust spring symposium to Chicago as a...

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