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Delft Tiles, English Country Houses, Architectural Salvage, and Downton Abbey!

Madeline Hagerman, Winterthur postgraduate fellow in objects conservation, is researching delft fireplace tiles at Winterthur. Her series of blog posts details her findings. Read her latest post connecting England and America and the history of architectural salvage, with a nod … Continue reading

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Yuletide Meets Downton Abbey

“We lived in four places every year, according to a clockwork schedule. New York; Southampton, on Long Island; [and] Florida’s west coast. But the anchor, the basis of everything, was Winterthur.” – Ruth du Pont Lord, daughter of Henry Francis du Pont … Continue reading

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‘Costumes of Downton Abbey’ Sparkles Even More

In addition to the forty historically inspired costumes on display from the award-winning television show Downton Abbey, Winterthur has added even more sparkle to its blockbuster exhibition Costumes of Downton Abbey. Visitors will be wowed by three spectacular pieces of … Continue reading

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As Night Falls on Downton Abbey

                The dazzling dinner parties on the period drama Downton Abbey are known to yield some of the character’s best one-liners, especially those uttered by the Dowager Countess of Grantham played by Dame … Continue reading

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The Sun Is Shining Bright on ‘Costumes of Downton Abbey’

The momentum is going strong! The original exhibition Costumes of Downton Abbey is receiving national acclaim and breaking visitation records on the former du Pont estate. There are no signs of things slowing down, but for those who have not … Continue reading

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The Sun Is Rising Over Costumes of Downton Abbey

The timing couldn’t be more perfect. The sun has just set on the fourth season of Downton Abbey® (the finale aired last weekend), and this weekend on March 1, the widely anticipated exhibition Costumes of Downton Abbey will open here in the Galleries at … Continue reading

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Fashion as Art

Our forthcoming original exhibition Costumes of Downton Abbey, opening March 1, gives Winterthur a unique opportunity to shine a light on the library’s collection of 20th century magazines, including the rare La Gazette du Bon Ton. Founded in Paris in … Continue reading

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Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur: In the Making

Like millions of people around the world, Dave Roselle is a big Downton Abbey® fan. Unlike anyone else, Dave is director of Winterthur. In the fall of 2012, he asked Tom Savage, director of  Museum Affairs, if it would be … Continue reading

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