Program in New England Studies

Historic New England presents Program in New England Studies, an intensive week-long exploration of New England decorative arts and architecture from Monday, June 17, to Saturday, June 22, 2019.

From the organizers:

At Program in New England Studies you’ll learn about New England culture from the seventeenth century to the Colonial Revival through artifacts and architecture.

Travel throughout New England to hear lectures and presentations by some of the country’s leading experts in regional history, architecture, preservation, and decorative arts. There are workshops, visits to Historic New England properties, other museums, and private homes and collections. Learn about Historic New England’s work to transform the Eustis Estate in Milton, Mass., into a museum and study center; and enjoy a champagne reception on the terrace of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House on Gloucester Harbor.

The program is a chance to meet people from all over the country who want to learn more about New England and to hear from the connoisseurs who want to share information about their area of expertise. It is perfect for museum professionals, graduate students, owners of historic houses, board members and volunteers of historic house museums, collectors, and anyone with a passion for New England history.

Visits to the recently opened Eustis Estate, the restored Quincy House Museum, and Strawbery Banke Museum are highlights of this year.

Expert lecturers include:
Nancy Carlisle, senior curator of collections, Historic New England
Cary Carson, retired vice president, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Lorna Condon, senior curator of library and archives, Historic New England
Claire Dempsey, social & architectural historian
J. Ritchie Garrison, director, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
James L. Garvin, retired state architectural historian, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Ben Haavik, team leader for property care, Historic New England
Brock Jobe, professor emeritus, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
Laura Johnson, curator, Historic New England
Kevin D. Murphy, professor and chair of History of Art, Vanderbilt University
Robert Mussey, independent conservator
Jane C. Nylander, president emerita, Historic New England
Richard C. Nylander, curator emeritus, Historic New England
Kenneth C. Turino, manager of community engagement and exhibitions, Historic New England
Barbara McLean Ward, director and curator, Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden
Gerald W. R. Ward, senior consulting curator and Katharine Lane Weems senior curator emeritus, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Richard Guy Wilson, chair, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia

The $1,600 registration fee includes all lectures, admissions, guided tours, transportation to and from special visits and excursions, daily breakfast and lunch, evening receptions, and various service charges. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five participants.
For a complete itinerary, registration information, and scholarships details click here. 

Multiple scholarships are available for mid-career museum professionals and graduate students in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, material culture, or public history. Candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For information contact Ken Turino at 617-994-5958.

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