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Sep 26
2011

First Do No Harm

Restoration presents a paradox when repairing old instruments could mean erasing their stories. Conservator John Watson walks the fine line.

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Aug 22
2011

More Than Meets the Eye

Early maps and prints leave geography for last, focusing first on politics and propaganda. Curator Margaret Pritchard talks about a new exhibit at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

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Jan 3
2011

Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe

The accessories that graced the ensembles of history are on display at the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums in "Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe." Curator Linda Baumgarten introduces the collection.

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Dec 13
2010

A Perfect Copy

By 1820, the original Declaration was showing signs of wear. John Quincy Adams commissioned a now-famous facsimile. Librarian Doug Mayo describes Colonial Williamsburg's copy.

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Apr 26
2010

Weapons of War

Muskets, swords, buttons and drums convey powerful memories of the soldiers who claimed them. Curator Erik Goldstein highlights some of his favorite military treasures from the Colonial Williamsburg collections.

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Apr 5
2010

Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet

Museum conservators wage daily battle against 10 agents of decay. Exhibit Curator Emily Williams outlines the plan of attack in "Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet."

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Mar 15
2010

New in the Collection

Objects rare and poignant joined the Colonial Williamsburg museum collections in 2009. Chief Curator and Vice President for Collections, Conservation and Museums Ron Hurst describes the finds.

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Jan 11
2010

Pottery With a Past

Stoneware held a place in every household. Curators Janine Skerry and Suzanne Hood describe the innumerable forms.

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May 25
2009

Migrating Cultures

Foreign tools and family treasures came to America like stowaways in immigrants' baggage. Trish Balderson retraces migration's story through museum objects.

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Jan 26
2009

Mourning Art

Tangible expressions of grief keep lost loved ones close. Curator Kim Ivey explains the customs of mourning art.

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Aug 11
2008

Captured Colors

Four flags survive through battle and time against equally long odds. Curator Erik Goldstein talks about a compelling new exhibit at the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

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Apr 14
2008

Fakes and Forgeries

Fakes and phonies are stopped with a squint. Curator John Davis discusses the subtleties of form.

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Mar 10
2008

A Rarity Restored

Two artists collaborate across the centuries: one working with a brush, and the other with a micro spatula. Curator Barbara Luck and conservator Pam Young describe the restoration of a rare watercolor.

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Mar 3
2008

Treasure Keepers

Good as new isn't always as good as old. Curator John Watson talks about conservation at Colonial Williamsburg.

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Jan 28
2008

Mythical Beasts, Magical Creatures

Dragons, mermaids and griffins lurk in the museum collections. Christina Westenberger leads the hunt.

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Jun 11
2007

Caring for the Mentally Ill

Williamsburg's Public Hospital was the first facility for the treatment of the mentally ill in British North America.

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Jan 15
2007

Pounds, Pence, and Pistareens

Curator Erik Goldstein describes the antecedents of modern coinage in a new exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Museum.

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Jan 8
2007

Museum Renovation

Vice President of Collections and Museums Ron Hurst says refreshed exhibits and gallery spaces make two of Colonial Williamsburg's museums warm, welcoming, and inviting.

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