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Tasting Pennsylvania German History

Emmy Award-winning City Tavern chef and host of PBS’s A Taste of History Walter Staib, takes you to Germany, where his cooking roots began, in this video blog. Don’t miss him at Winterthur on Saturday, November 14, at 1 pm, … Continue reading

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Sewing with a Worm, an Alligator, and a Stanhope Viewer

You might be surprised at what you can find in the Winterthur Museum collection. It’s not only celebrated ceramics, rare paintings, and priceless furniture. It’s also… tools. Did I say tools? Yes, but not those kinds of tools. There aren’t … Continue reading

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Back of the House and Beyond: The Millionaire’s Household, 1900–1942

For a number of years, Maggie Lidz, Winterthur’s recently retired estate historian, and I have been working on a book that takes an in-depth look at the rarely explored spaces in large American houses and estates.  It has taken a … Continue reading

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Honoring H. F. du Pont and His Lasting Influence

During this, the 25th anniversary year of Jayne Design Studio, Winterthur Fellow and Delaware Antiques Show keynote speaker Thomas Jayne and filmmaker Simon Blake have collaborated to honor Henry Francis du Pont and his extraordinary vision for Winterthur Museum. In … Continue reading

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A Brittle Beauty

The centuries-old technique of lacquering (lacquer fragments have been unearthed from archeological sites in China dating to 5,000 BC) was, and still is, used to decorate furniture, teawares, dinner services, and architectural elements by coating them with multiple layers of … Continue reading

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Winterthur during World War II: The Curtain Project

I am trying to get the entire house catalogued—sewing labels on all the curtains showing the rooms and seasons in which they are to be used etc. and I think it will be another year before I am entirely through … 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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TMA Glows!

Conservation isn’t always glamorous, but sometimes it glows! My name is Courtney Von Stein, and I am a member of the WUDPAC class of 2014. I specialize in objects conservation, and this summer I am working under conservator Suzanne Hargrove … 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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