Category Archives: Conferences

My Favorite Things

Take a peek inside the favorite things of those who work at Winterthur. Linda Eaton, John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections & Senior Curator of Textiles, and Tom Savage, Director of Museum Affairs, each share one of … Continue reading

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From All Points of the Compass: Ceramics Travel the World

This year’s Ceramics Conference at Winterthur, April 23–24, focuses on ceramics that were marketed internationally—from China to the United States to Mexico and beyond. Four ceramic figures from the Winterthur collection—the Four Quarters of the Globe, made by the Derby … Continue reading

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New York Furniture and Its Diverse Beginnings

Settled by the Dutch and claimed by the English, New York, from the start, was “a Babel of peoples—Norwegians, Germans, Italians, Jews, Africans . . . Walloons, Bohemians, Munsees, Montauks, Mohawks, and many others,” writes author Russell Shorto. This early … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Furniture Takes Center Stage

Solid joinery and turning, elaborate rococo carving, and handsome woods are hallmarks of the finest early American furniture from Philadelphia. In collaboration with the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Winterthur’s annual Sewell C. Biggs Furniture … Continue reading

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I Spy With My Little Eye, Snowdrops Starting to Bloom

“When I reached home it seemed almost like spring, and the grass a little green here and there. As soon as I came in the house and saw everything was right I went at once to the garden. On the … Continue reading

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Are You A Collector?

With the Delaware Antiques Show fast approaching, November 8–10, it’s time to get in the mind-set of a collector. A collector possesses focus, knowledge, enthusiasm, and discipline. A collector is interested in a specific kind of object that he or … Continue reading

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Conference and Lectures on Maps: A Guided Journey through Maps in Everyday Life

Today, maps are primarily tools to help us reach our destination, but in the past they played a much more diverse role. Shaping everything from commercial to social activities, maps were an integral part of everyday life for citizens of … Continue reading

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Smoke & Mirrors: Modern Chic

The seventh annual Winterthur Design Conference, on September 21 and 22, focuses on 20th-century interiors and use of shadow, reflection, and mystery as a source of inspiration. It’s not too late to join us on Saturday for a dynamic day … Continue reading

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Museum Membership Managers Get Connected

By Traci Manza Murphy, Winterthur’s Assistant Director of Membership Connecting with peers at other museums and gardens in town or across the country is easier than it has ever been. There’s a membership managers listserv where colleagues can post questions … Continue reading

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Diana and Harry: A Chic Friendship

This is the second of two posts related to Winterthur’s Chic It Up design conference and the styles of the 1960s by Maggie Lidz, Winterthur’s estate historian and curator of garden objects. A more unlikely pair than the very private … Continue reading

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