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.
BY LAURA KEIM
Iron hooks embedded in second-floor chamber ceilings at Stenton pose questions about bedstead type.
BY DANIEL ACKERMANN
As part of the Study South Initiative, MESDA invited three scholars—Michael J. Bramwell, Simiyha N. J. Garrison, and Robert Hunter—to join us as guest curators.
BY BRENTON GROM
The Read House includes a Charles Trute square piano that recalls one Read acquired around 1806 for his daughter Kitty.
BY MARY FESAK AND ALEXANDRA CADE
The 2021 Virtual Emerging Scholars Colloquium featured presentations on elite horse culture and the material culture of music.
BY GRANT S. QUERTERMOUS
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust (CAHPT) is finalizing a redesigned website that fully reflects our educational mission.
BY JULIANA FALK
As I learned more about the house, I started to research Chancognie and soon found he was somewhat of an international man of mystery.
BY A. NICHOLAS POWERS
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester, VA, is home to one of the largest collections of works by painter Edward Caledon Bruce (1825–1900).
BY TREVOR BRANDT
The exhibition at the American Swedish Historical Museum reunites the workshop and wares of Olof Althin (1859–1920), an immigrant cabinetmaker and antiques restorer in turn-of-the-20th-century Boston.
BY LOUISA BROUWER
I am delighted to expand on the ‘Country Life’ cameo and feature a few more of my favorite things, as a Curator for the National Trust.
BY LAUREN BRINCAT
In March of 2019, Preservation Long Island launched the Jupiter Hammon Project, a long-term initiative to transform how we engage our community in the interpretation of Lloyd Manor’s history of enslavement.