December 20, 2002
55th Antiques Forum includes presentations by David Rockefeller, national experts
The Williamsburg Institute at Colonial Williamsburg will host the 55th annual Antiques Forum Feb. 2-6, 2003. “Antiques in America: Great Houses, Great Collections” will explore America’s rich heritage of important 18th-century collections and some of the remarkable houses in which they are shown.
More than 20 curators, collectors and historians will present the latest scholarship in a series of illustrated lectures and video-assisted workshops. Many of the objects discussed will be seen publicly for the first time. In addition to the formal program, guests will enjoy special evening events including an intimate look at the newly renovated Bassett Hall, the restored Williams-burg residence of Abby Aldrich and John D. Rockefeller Jr., and optional tours of private historic homes in the region.
Highlights of this year’s program include:
Conference registration must be made in advance and accompanied by the registration fee of $530 per person and full payment of all optional program fees. The conference registration fee includes the opening reception, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and afternoon refreshments, a closing reception and dinner, all presentations and workshops. For more information, contact, toll-free at (800) 603-0948, by email at WilliamsburgInstitute@cwf.org or by fax at (757) 565-8630. To register online, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.org.