The Decorative Arts Trust will offer the Spring 2018 Symposium, The Upper Hudson: Four Centuries of Craft and Commerce from May 2-6, 2018. The program combines behind-the-scenes tours of the area’s noteworthy museums and historic sites, special visits to private collections, and lectures by leading scholars and experts on topics concerning the decorative arts, conservation, and historic preservation.
Locations visited during the program stretch west from Albany and Troy to Cooperstown, and south to Hudson. Participants will enjoy an in-depth introduction to an extraordinary variety of collections and historic structures, including the Albany Institute of History and Art, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, the New York State Museum, the Rensselaer County Historical Society, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy.
Registration for this symposium is now open to all members of the Trust, and we welcome new members. Graduate students and young professionals are invited to register at a discounted rate or apply for two scholarships to attend. Further details on the itinerary, registration, and membership can be found on the Trust’s website or by calling the office at 610-627-4970. Space is limited and filling fast, so register today!
The mission of the Decorative Arts Trust, a non-profit organization, is to promote and foster the appreciation and study of the decorative arts. We achieve our mission through:
- The exchange of information through domestic and international programming;
- Collaborations and partnerships with museums and preservation organizations; and
- Underwriting internships, research grants, and scholarships for graduate students and young professionals.