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Jewish Material Culture

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A Digital Enlightenment
Experiments in the Teaching…


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A Multiplicity of Voices: The…
Seminar Series: Conservation Conversations

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‘And his raiment began shining,…
Investments in the Transfiguration

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A Parisian Residence of the…
A Singular Manifestation of Early…

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A Passion for Gems

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Apple iMac G3 (Bondi Blue)
Object of the Month

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A Reverence for the Past:
Influences from Chinese Antiquity


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Arunta Tobacco Pipe
Object of the Month

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Athénienne, or Washstand
Object of the Month

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A. W. N. Pugin and…
Excerpted from the Gallery publication:…

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Bag Fragment
Object of the Month

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Behind the Seams
Women, Fashion, and Work in Nineteenth-Century France

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Between China, Iran, and Byzantium
The Türks in Inner Asia…

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Between Construction and Invention
Theories of Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Architecture

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Between Object and Concept: Authenticity…
Object of the Month

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Blending Handwork and Thought
Henry Wilson’s Designs for Silver

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Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers, and Boro Boys
Navigating Contemporary Glass

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Book Launch — In Space We Read Time
On the History of Civilization and Geopolitics

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Broadway. New York, From the…
Object of the Month

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Brongniart as Taxonomist and Museologist:
The Significance of the Musée…



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Cast of a Buddha head from Takht-i-Bahi
Object of the Month

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Charles and Ray Eames
The Hollywood Connections

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Chatham Square
Object of the Month

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Children’s Kicksled
Object of the Month

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Chinoiserie Panel, Possibly From a Sedan Chair
Object of the Month

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Coca Bag
Object of the Month


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Conservation and the Future
Seminar Series: Conservation Conversations

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Conserving an Alutiiq Kayak
Cultures of Conservation ‘Keyword’ Panel

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Conserving Indigenous Objects and Cultures
Seminar Series: Conservation Conversations

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Cutlass-shaped Club
Object of the Month

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Dala Horse
Object of the Month

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Dangerous Relic
‘The Bloody Shirt’; A Material…

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David Bomford and Carlo Ginzburg
Seminar Series: Conservation Conversations

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Death Camps: The Example of Auschwitz
Symposium: Extreme Conservation

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Desk Chair
Object of the Month

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Detailed Project Description
The Distributed Text: An Annotated…



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Egyptian Room at Duchess Street,…
Object of the Month

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Egyptian Slave Candlesticks
Object of the Month


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Embroidered Miniature of King Charles I
Object of the Month

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Epilogue
The Impact of Stuart Over Two Centuries



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E. W. Godwin as an Antiquary
Excerpted from the Gallery publication:…

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Extreme Conservation

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Fashioning the Body

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Fellows Talk:
Looms Are Good To Think With!

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Fellows Talk:
Two Months on West 86th Street

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Fellows Talk:
Tracings: How Did We Get Here?

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Fellows Talk:
The Books They Carried With Them

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Fish-skin Coat
Object of the Month

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Francesca Bewer and Laurent Olivier
Seminar Series: Conservation Conversations



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Friede DeMarlo Frog Head and Costume
Object of the Month


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From the Antipodes to the Met
Transformative Processes in Yolngu Art

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Frontier Shores
Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture…


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Getting Art and Science Together…
An Exhibition History

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Giedion Wohnbedarf and Palag
A Prehistory of Artek

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Giorgio Riello and Sarah Scaturro
Seminar Series: Conservation Conversations

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Global Things
Trade and Material Culture in…

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Going Universal

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Hanbok in Modern and Postmodern Times
Fashion, Counter-Fashion, and Anti-Fashion


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“In a Man’s World”
Women Industrial Designers


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Jamestown and Beyond
Using Digital Technologies to Visualize…

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Jar with Depiction of Human Face Chewing Coca
Object of the Month


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Jewish Material Culture
Project Overview


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John Lennon Remembered
Object of the Month

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Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and Michelle Chesner
Seminar Series: Conservation Conversations


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Keep the Research on Your Right
Teaching, Writing, and Curating as Tributaries

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Kent and Italy


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Keys to the H Blocks
The Materiality of Conflict and…


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Knowledge in the Making: Reconstructing…
Seminar Series: Conservation Conversations

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Lady Burlington’s Flower Garden, Chiswick
Object of the Month


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Loam
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Making Faces
New York Type Ephemera and…

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Making Space
Museums and Craft in the Twenty-First Century

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Man’s Stomach Belt
Object of the Month

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Mapping Mat ~ Con


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Messages Across Time
Inupiaq Drawings from the 1890s


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Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, and Conceptual Art
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel

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Model for the Effigy of…
Object of the Month

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Mountain Jar (shanlei)
Object of the Month

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“Mr. Sage, Proprietor of the…
Object of the Month



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Netherlands Institute for Conservation Art and Science
An Integrated Approach Towards Understanding…

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New York on Display
1853 New York Crystal Palace

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Number 1 “Standard” sewing machine
Object of the Month

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Object of the Month
Woman’s bonnet

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Ordinary Safety Pin
Object of the Month

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“Ornässtugan i Dalarne” (Ornäs…
Object of the Month

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“Oyster stands in Fulton Market.”
Object of the Month

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Pack-saddle and Frame
Object of the Month

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Pair of Gloves with Emblematic Decoration
Object of the Month

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Panel for a Decorative Frieze…
Object of the Month


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Parasols and Pagodas
Lacquer Furniture and East West…


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Percier’s Ring
Object of the Month


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Pitcher
Object of the Month

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Portrait of John Lockwood Kipling
Object of the Month

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(Post)musings from the Edge
Being an Indigenous Curator in Pacific Paradise

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Puffed-Out Chests and Paunched Bellies
The Broadening of Men’s Bodies…

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Putto Sculptural Element from a Sideboard
Object of the Month

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Real and Metaphoric Spaces
Perspectives and Positions in the…

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Relay and Delay
Triumphal Processions in the Era of the Post



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Scotch Myths
The Furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Re-appraised

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Settee for Wanstead House
Object of the Month

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Sinclair ZX81 Desktop Computer
Object of the Month

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Sketch to Explore the Topography…
Object of the Month


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Straddling Worlds
Working Across Art and Craft,…


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Sun King to Moon King
Emulating the Grand Siècle in…

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Symposium—John Lockwood Kipling
The Legacy




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Textiles in the Historic Interior
A Look at Curatorial, Conservation, and Interpretive Issues

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Texts and Textiles

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The Afterlife of Hope
Designers, Collectors, Historians

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The Analysis of Organic Colorants in Art Objects
Case Studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Archaeology and History of Colonial Peru
The Case of Magdalena de Cao Viejo



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‘The best Rubarbe is that…
Rhubarb and the Imagination of…

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The Birth of Italics


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“The Emperor in His Ceremonial Chariot”
Object of the Month

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The Five Senses and the…
Object of the Month




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‘The Magnificent Seven’
The Great Fāṭimid Rock Crystal Ewers


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The Meaning of Glass
What Do People Think When…



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The Other Modernism
Finnish Design and National Identity

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The Past as a Foreign Country:
Thomas Hope’s Collection of Antiquities


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The Protection of Cultural Heritage in Italy
A Short History and Some Current Issues

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The Return of Curiosity
What Museums Are Good for…


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The Shock of the Old
Pearson|Shanks Staging Evidence

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The Spanish Farthingale
Women, Fashion, and Politics in Baroque Spain

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Thinking About Cultural Heritage Now
The Work of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center

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Thomson, Cage Crinoline
Object of the Month

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Turned on by a Touch
The Light Switch and Everyday Life

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Uncanny Materiality: The Spoiled Trophies of Taxidermy
Symposium: Extreme Conservation

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Unexpected Trajectories: Tracing the Evolution…
Symposium: Extreme Conservation


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Walking with Whitman
Mobile Learning in Brooklyn Heights

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Weaving Modernism
Postwar Tapestry between Paris and New York

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Wedding Chest
Object of the Month

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What is Distance ?
An Examination of the 2017–18 BGC Research Theme



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Wine, Women, and the Glory of Venice
Masterpieces of Renaissance Glass

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Woman’s Bonnet
Object of the Month