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A Good Sack Posset

One entertaining aspect of researching for the exhibition Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition was the discovery of some wonderful period quotes. For example, let’s take the subject of posset pots. You’ve never heard of posset? Well, that’s not surprising, since … Continue reading

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Travels through Conservation: Preserving Temperance

By Director of Conservation Lois Alcott Price The Textile Lab has recently been the site of a collaboration between painting and textile conservation. Flaking paint on a fragile silk edged cotton banner scheduled for exhibition in Uncorked! Wine, Objects & … Continue reading

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Puzzled by Puzzle Jugs?

Puzzled by puzzle jugs? Perplexed by punch bowls? Don’t worry, because Uncorked! is here to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about early American drinking traditions. Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition, which opens to the public on Saturday, April 28, … Continue reading

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Twentieth-Century Wine at Winterthur

In preparation for what promises to be a fantastic exhibition on wine implements—Uncorked! by Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass Leslie Grigsby—I have been researching the history of the wine cellar here at Winterthur. The museum’s founder, Henry Francis du … Continue reading

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Many Cooks Make An Exhibition: Putting Together Uncorked!

Leslie Grigsby, Winterthur’s Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, long has had a deep affection for “wining and dining” and the history and things associated with such activities. After studying an object to discover who made it, what it is, … Continue reading

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