❤️Today has us reminiscing on our time at the Kunsthistorisches in Vienna last October where we encountered this divine marble relief of a lovely young couple. This c. 1505 sculpture was created by Tullio Lombardo and is regarded as one of the important sculptures made in Venice during the Italian Renaissance. Lombardo was known for his distinct style that incorporated classical portraiture elements with idealized, dreamy figures. #TBT ❤️
4 762:28 PM Feb 14, 2019
Curious to learn more about the Scottish-born Annapolis cabinetmaker John Shaw? Join us as we take a glimpse into his life in late-18th century Maryland through behind-the-scenes tours at the Maryland State House and Hammond-Harwood House during our spring symposium, "Along the Chesapeake: Exploring Annapolis and the Eastern Shore." Reserve your spots today for this unforgettable weekend highlighting Maryland history! Link to registration in bio. 📸: courtesy of @hammondharwoodhousemuseum
7 1512:09 PM Feb 11, 2019
After surviving the polar vortex that descended upon us last week, we are looking straight ahead to spring! Of particular interest is our Study Trip Abroad to Wales. 📸: Pictured here is Weston Park, a stunning red-brick mansion built in 1671. The country house sits on 1000 acres of lush, green land with numerous classical follies and gardens scattered throughout. 🌱
A few spots remain on Tour 2 (May 27-June 5)- do not miss out on this incredible trip!
1 10711:29 AM Feb 5, 2019
Are you a student or young professional with research ties to Maryland? Then consider applying for the Dewey Lee Curtis Scholarship to attend our upcoming symposium (April 25-28, 2019) in Annapolis. The itinerary covers sites such as the Hammond-Harwood House, Paca House, the Maryland State House, in addition to many other important historic fixtures in the area.
Applications for these scholarships must be received by March 14, 2019. We will accept submissions electronically through the Trust’s website, or downloaded and sent by e-mail or post, please email [email protected] for any inquiries. The scholarship covers the full cost of symposium registration, lodging, and a small travel stipend. [Link to application in bio] 📸: Exterior of the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, Maryland, National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries
1 727:05 PM Feb 1, 2019
Any dec arts enthusiast should make the Hofmobiliendepot (the Imperial Furniture Collection) a priority on their next visit to Vienna. The museum dates from 1747 and houses one of the most important furniture collections in the world. The Hofmobiliendepot was established following the creation of the post of the Court Furniture Inspector (Hofmobilieninspektor) for Empress Maria Theresa, who oversaw the inventory, care, and transportation of the furniture of the Imperial court (dream job?). This position expanded throughout the 19th century to encompass the purchase of new furnishings and the storage of those not in use. After the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1919, ownership of the collection was transferred to the state, and the government is currently responsible for its display and preservation. The furnishings retain their political significance to this day and can be borrowed by federal officials, including the Austrian president, for use in their offices and residences during their time in service. #ThrowbackThursday#TravelsWithTheTrust
4 14212:54 PM Jan 31, 2019
Sometimes we think that the presentations might be easier to put together than the picture afterwards. Congratulations to all of our brilliant scholars on their phenomenal lectures this past Sunday at the third annual Emerging Scholars Colloquium! And a huge round of thanks to our friends and colleagues @classicalamericanhomes and @theralphharvard for making it such a special event! #TrustEmergingScholars 📸 📚
Happy New Year from the Trust! From Albany to Austria and everywhere in between, thank you for sharing many special moments with us in 2018. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Mariah Gruner is a PhD Candidate in American Studies at Boston University, focusing on gender and material culture. She is currently working on her dissertation titled, "Stitching Selfhood, Materializing Gender: The Political Uses of American Women's Decorative Needlework, 1820-1920." Her research has been recognized and supported by the Decorative Arts Trust, the Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies Mother Board writing prize, and SEASECS's graduate student writing prize. Join us on Sunday, January 20 to hear Mariah present "The Liberating Stitch: The Politics of Sympathy in White Women’s Abolitionist Needlework" at the George Baker Carriage House for the third annual Emerging Scholars Colloquium. Register now! #TrustEmergingScholars link in bio
2 954:03 PM Dec 28, 2018
Meet Steven McNeil, a PhD candidate in Art History at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. With a grant from the Decorative Arts Trust, he conducted research on his dissertation that explores the material culture and interiors of the residences built for the Governors of British North America (present day Canada) between 1800 and 1860. Learn more about Steven's fascinating project during the Emerging Scholars Colloquium on Sunday, January 20 at the George F. Baker House. - Link in Bio
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