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October 26, 2010

CW’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum Offers New Program to Shed Light on the Art of Conservation

During the program, Saving Time for the Future: Conservation and the Paradox of Restoration, John Watson, conservator of mechanical arts and associate curator of musical instruments, explores a new conservation approach to restoration that recognizes the value and vulnerability of historical evidence. By using new, less intrusive restoration methods conservators seek to preserve that historical record. This program takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

Tickets are included in all Historic Area or museum admission passes.

Programs and exhibitions at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment fund.

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg include the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, with more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum exhibits the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670–1830.

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are located at the intersection of Francis and South Henry Streets in Williamsburg, Va., and are entered through the Public Hospital of 1773. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For museum program information, telephone (757) 220-7724.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121



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