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Washington, Warhol, and Winterthur: Unexpected Provenance in the Museum Collection

“I find that some museums know a good deal more about the histories of their things than I do about ours; therefore I want to get family histories whenever possible.” Henry Francis du Pont wrote this to a dealer, Winsor White, … Continue reading

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Location = “Let us Know”: Inventorying a Collection on the Move

When my phone rang on July 8, 2010, one of Senator Carper’s staffers was on the other end of the line to congratulate me on Winterthur’s Museums for America grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). My … Continue reading

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