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Workshop: Furnishing Plans for the Historic Site

Learn the ins and outs of what makes up a furnishings plan and what it took to reexamine and invigorate the restoration of George Mason's Gunston Hall and how you can put this important tool to work to invigorate your historic property.

5/22/2017
When: May 22, 2017
10:00am to 3:00pm with check-in starting at 9:30am
Where: Gunston Hall
10709 Gunston Road
Mason Neck, Virginia  22079
United States
Contact: Christina E. Newton, Assistant Director
804-358-3170


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Furnishing Plans for Historic Sites

Monday, May 22, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
George Mason's Gunston Hall
Mason Neck, Virginia

Investigate the ins and outs of what makes up a furnishings plan. Delve into the details of one plan by learning how Gunston Hall created its groundbreaking Room Use Study, accompanied with furnishings recommendations. Hear from staff members at Gunston Hall and other properties about how they have implemented their furnishings plans over the years and how their evolving interpretation priorities have affected their furnishings.

 

Speakers:

 

What is a Furnishings Plan:
Meg Kennedy, Decorative and Fine Arts Program Manager at the University of Virginia

Ellen Donald, consultant, history and material culture projects

 

Furnishings Plans as Living Documents:

Catherine Rogers Arthur, Senior Curator & Director, Commission on Artistic Property

Samantha Dorsey, Curator, Gunston Hall

Teresa Martinez, Manager, Octagon Museum

Kimberly Robinson, Curator, Arlington House.


 

 

Virginia Certificate in Museum Management credit available: Exhibitions

 


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Institutions sending 2 or more attendees to a workshop receive $5 off each registration. To take advantage of this offer, please register by calling 804.358.3173 or emailing cnewton@vamuseums.org.


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