May Morris and Intersectional Museum Exhibitions

A close up photograph of an embroidered tapestry by May Morris features layered and overlapping scrolling foliate and floral motifs in a range of silk colors with many greens, blues, reds, pinks, and creams on a lighter blue / green woolen background.

May 09, 2018

Every January, the first-year fellows of the Winterthur Program and several students in MA and PhD programs from the University of Delaware take part in British Design History: a three-week course on design and material culture with one week at Winterthur and a two-week field study in Great Britain. Traveling to cities including London, Stoke-on-Trent, and Bath, the students have an opportunity to study American Material Culture within a greater global ...

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Exhibitions in the Digital Age-Navigating Interactive Technology

May 07, 2018

Over the past year, students at Winterthur and the University of Delaware collaborated to create one of the first student-led exhibitions at the Winterthur Museum. This exhibit, entitled “Truths of the Trade: Slavery and the Winterthur Collection,” executed a reexamination of collection objects through the lens of slavery – a critical perspective at an institution filled to the brim with thousands of objects deeply entangled with the world of ...

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Tourism at Oneida

Photo of Oneida Rail Station – a late nineteenth century crowd gathers around a train, ready to board.

May 04, 2018

This post is part of a series of blogs completed for EAMC 606: Cities on a Hill: Material Culture in America’s Communal Utopias. This class examined the history and material culture of intentional communities throughout American history using Winterthur’s collections as well as field studies. Facade of the Oneida Mansion House For Professor Tom Guiler’s fall semester class on American intentional communities, we ventured on a field trip to ...

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Living History: Museum Space and Active Sites

A large fireplace dominates the room, with blackness from fires reaching the ceiling. The blackness stands out against the white walls of the rest of the room. In the foreground sits a long table with cauldrons, bowls, and baskets of fresh vegetables.

May 02, 2018

Every January, the first-year fellows of the Winterthur Program and several students in MA and PhD programs from the University of Delaware take part in British Design History: a three-week course on design and material culture with one week at Winterthur and a two-week field study in Great Britain. Traveling to cities including London, Stoke-on-Trent, and Bath, the students have an opportunity to study American Material Culture within a greater global ...

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