Colonial Williamsburg to host antiques forum



Chart table, Charleston, South Carolina, 1805-1815, museum purchase (Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG – The Colonial Williamsburg (CW) Foundation is preparing to hold its 74th annual Antiquities Forum at the end of this winter.

From February 25 to March 1, 2022, the forum will explore a theme of “Virtue and Vice” throughout its in-person and online session. Ceramics, furniture, metals, paintings, prints and more from the 18th and 19th centuries will be used to discuss the societal evolution of ethics.

According to a statement from CW, the following presenters will be highlighted:

  • Returning speaker Mike Rendell on the virtue and vice of the Georgian Court in the private and public sectors.
  • Associate Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Wolf Burchard explore the Georgian monarchy between enlightenment and empire.
  • The BBC’s Antique Roadshow Lars Tharp combining his expertise in ceramics with an exploration of famous depictions of prostitutes and scoundrels by William Hogarth.
  • Leslie B. Grigsby, chief curator of ceramics and glass in Winterthur, on ceramics and glass for pure pleasure.
  • Lea Lane, curator of collections for Preservation Virginia, on sculpted tobacco pipes.
  • University of Delaware and Smithsonian Institute Ken cohen on billiards and the beginnings of American democracy.
  • Curator of the Speed ​​Museum Scott Erbes on the English manufacturer Matthew Boulton and the American goldsmith Asa Blanchard.
  • Tyson Distinguished Scholar of the Crystal Bridges Museum Carrie Barratt analyzing virtue, vice and solace in American art.
  • Independent curator Guillaume Sargent on Chinese export art.
  • Scott stephenson, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution, on espionage and gunpowder horns.
  • Bly straube, senior curator of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, examining the Catholic iconography of the first English colony of Jamestown.
  • Curator of the Philadelphia Museum of the Arts David barquist on money and religion in the Americas.

Director of South Union Shaker Village, Tommy hines, exploring the relationship between Protestant religious groups and the wine and whiskey industry.Sessions with Colonial Williamsburg staff include:

  • Furniture curator Tara Chicirda on 18th and 19th century gaming tables.
  • Katie McKinney, Margaret Beck Pritchard, Associate Curator of Maps & Prints, on Macaroni Prints.
  • Senior Textile Curator, Kim Ivey on schoolgirls samplers.
  • Amanda keller, Director, Historic Interiors and Associate Curator, Household Accessories, and Dani Jaworski, manager, architectural collections, with updates on new art museum exhibits.
  • Carlisle H. Humelsine Chief Curator and Vice-President for Museums, Preservation and Historic Resources Ronald L. Hurst with an update on recent additions to the Colonial Williamsburg collections.

For those who wish to register to attend the event in person, the cost is $ 650 per person for the general public and $ 485 for museum professionals and students. This includes access to a continental breakfast, conferences, coffee breaks, evening receptions and a conference dinner.

For those who wish to register for the virtual option only, the cost is $ 175 per person and includes online access to the conferences through the conference streaming platform.

Both registrations come with a 7-day Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums and Historic Area ticket voucher, valid until December 31, 2022.

Registration and full payment are due before February 5, 2022.

The release notes that a limited number of virtual and in-person conference scholarships are available to students and new museum professionals with an application deadline of December 20. Those registered in person can also register for optional pre and post conference activities including trips, walking tours and workshops with a registration deadline of February 5th. All registrants will have access to the main conferences of the conference via the streaming platform until April 1, 2022.

To register and get more information, visit colonialwilliamsburg.org/antiques, call toll-free 1-800-603-0948, or email [email protected] Follow Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook and @colonialwmsburg on Twitter and Instagram.

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