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A Rare African American Schoolgirl Needlework and Its Poetic Petition

Education has always been important for American children, but it is often difficult to document through traditional historical documents, especially for girls or African Americans. One way to accomplish this is by studying surviving needlework. Winterthur has many schoolgirl samplers … Continue reading

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Treasuring Your Child’s Toys at Terrific Tuesdays

Six months ago in early March, Megan Millman and I were thrilled to find out that we would be interning at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Our job was to create an educational program that taught kid-size art conservation to … Continue reading

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Resurrected Abelam Bark Painting

Among the wide range of objects I treated at the Brooklyn Museum this past year is a large bark painting from Papua New Guinea. Read about it here on the Brooklyn Museum Blog. Ellen Moody received a BA in art … Continue reading

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Bright Orange Baseboards in 18th-Century Williamsburg?

Do my eyes deceive me, or is that really a bright orange paint dating back to the 1770s–90s? Hi, my name is Sara Lapham, and I am a furniture conservation major in the WUDPAC class of 2013. This summer I … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Prismatarium

For two weeks this summer, I had the privilege of helping conserve a vibrantly colored ceiling mural at the Maritime Museum located next to the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. This project grew my enthusiasm for public art, and it … Continue reading

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Closing One Door to Open Another

As summer heats up the country, most people are soaking up the sun to relax or taking long-awaited vacations. As an incoming student for the class of 2015 for WUDPAC, my summer brings a different kind of adventure. Like many … Continue reading

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Living (and Learning) in a Material World

By Shoshana Resnikoff What does a diploma have in common with an 18th-century tankard? Winterthur’s graduate programs, that’s what! Winterthur hosts two graduate programs in partnership with the University of Delaware—the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (WPAMC) and the … Continue reading

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Tea for Two (Purposes!): Early American Miniature Tea Sets

Editor’s note: this is the first of five posts by graduate students in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (WPAMC), written as part of their Material Life in America class. Immediately upon beginning coursework last summer, each student selected an … Continue reading

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