The Decorative Arts Trust has announced they will host the Spring 2018 Symposium, The Upper Hudson: Four Centuries of Craft and Commerce from May 2-6, 2018.
The program combines behind-the-scenes tours of the area’s noteworthy museums and historic sites, special visits to private collections, and lectures by leading scholars and experts on topics concerning the decorative arts, conservation, and historic preservation.
Locations visited during the program stretch west from Albany and Troy to Cooperstown, and south to Hudson. Participants will receive an in-depth introduction to an extraordinary variety of collections and historic structures, including the Albany Institute of History and Art, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, the New York State Museum, the Rensselaer County Historical Society, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy.
Registration for this symposium is now open to all members of the Trust. Graduate students and young professionals are invited to register at a discounted rate apply for two scholarships to attend.
Further details on the itinerary, registration, and membership can be found on the Trust’s website, or by calling the office at (610) 627-4970. Space is limited and filling fast.
Photo of the Mabee Farm in Rotterdam, N.Y. courtesy William Hosley.