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Historic New England presents Program in New England Studies, an intensive week-long exploration of New England decorative arts and architecture from Monday, June 19 to Saturday, June 24, 2017.
At Program in New England Studies you’ll learn about New England culture from the seventeenth century to the Colonial Revival through artifacts and architecture.
Travel throughout New England to hear lectures and presentations by some of the country’s leading experts in regional history, architecture, preservation, and decorative arts. There are workshops, visits to Historic New England properties, other museums, and private homes and collections. Learn about Historic New England’s work to transform the Eustis Estate in Milton, Mass., into a museum and study center; and enjoy a champagne reception on the terrace of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House on Gloucester Harbor. The program is a chance to meet people from all over the country who want to learn more about New England and to hear from the connoisseurs who want to share information about their area of expertise. It is perfect for museum professionals, graduate students, owners of historic houses, collectors, and anyone with a passion for New England history.
New this year: Visits to the Eustis Estate, opening for the first time in 2017, and the newly restored Quincy House.
Expert lecturers include:
– Alex Carlisle, supervising conservator, Historic New England
– Nancy Carlisle, senior curator of collections, Historic New England
– Cary Carson, retired vice president, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
– Lorna Condon, senior curator of library and archives, Historic New England
– Claire Dempsey, associate professor of American and New England Studies, Boston University
– J. Ritchie Garrison, director, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
– James L. Garvin, retired state architectural historian, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
– Ben Haavik, team leader for property care, Historic New England
– Brock Jobe, professor emeritus, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
– Laura Johnson, associate curator, Historic New England
– Kevin D. Murphy, professor and chair of History of Art, Vanderbilt University
– Robert Mussey, independent conservator
– Jane C. Nylander, president emerita, Historic New England
– Richard C. Nylander, curator emeritus, Historic New England
– Kenneth C. Turino, manager of community engagement and exhibitions, Historic New England
– Barbara McLean Ward, director and curator, Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden
– Gerald W. R. Ward, senior consulting curator and Katharine Lane Weems senior curator emeritus, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
– Richard Guy Wilson, chair, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia
Fees and Registration
The $1,600 fee includes all lectures, admissions, guided tours, transportation to and from special visits and excursions, daily breakfast and lunch, evening receptions, and various service charges. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five participants. For a complete itinerary and registration information visit our website or call 617-994-6629.
Multiple scholarships are available to mid-career museum professionals and graduate students in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, material culture, or public history. Candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For information contact Ken Turino at 617-994-5958.
Keywords: Historic New England, history, architecture, decorative arts
Posted: January 26, 2017
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