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I Went for the Wallpaper

I love Waterhouse Wallhangings, a company which has been manufacturing wallpapers based on historical patterns for decades, and will do anything or go anywhere to see their papers in situ, so when I saw an instagram post about a recently-completed restoration...
From: streets of salem on 28 Jun 2022

A Juneteenth Tour of Salem

I like to craft my own walking tours for every major holiday just for myself, so that I can get in the proper celebratory or thoughtful frame of mind. This weekend, I put together my first Juneteenth tour and it really took some time: I wasn’t sure...
From: streets of salem on 20 Jun 2022

Copenhagen’s Design Museum sparkles with new ideas

Dispensers of Care Gel. Photo: Gaby Mahlberg Previously famed for its exhibition of Danish chairs, the Design Museum in Copenhagen reopened on Sunday sparkling with an exhibition about the design of the future influenced both by the challenges of climate...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 20 Jun 2022

Local Color: Salem June

This is going to be an odd post which will start out sweet and end up a bit sour, but I can promise you that it will be colorful throughout. There’s one aspect of Salem’s history that I never seem to be able to cover completely, despite the longevity...
From: streets of salem on 11 Jun 2022

Behind the Scenes at the Museums

Can school students produce new knowledge about the Romantic period? This is the question which motivates our twinned exhibitions in the Lake District, with one focusing on ‘Ridiculous Romantic Portraits’ at Wordsworth Grasmere, in collaboration...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 10 Jun 2022

New Exhibition | Governing the Nation from Fraunces Tavern, 1785–88

From the press release from the Fraunces Tavern Museum: Governing the Nation from Fraunces Tavern, 1785–88 Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York, opening 22 June 2022 While Fraunces Tavern in New York City is one of the 18th century’s best-known taverns...
From: Enfilade on 9 Jun 2022

The Jeremiah Lee Mansion

There are two structures which made an impression on me early in my childhood and sort of set the standard for historic grandeur in my mind: Dartmouth Hall at Dartmouth College, where my father began his career, and The Lady Pepperrell House in Kittery,...
From: streets of salem on 2 Jun 2022

Versailles Acquires Portrait of Catherine Duchemin

Press release from château de Versailles, via Art Daily (28 May 2022). . . Unidentified artist, Portrait of Catherine Duchemin, oil on canvas (Palace of Versailles Dist RMN, C. Fouin). The Palace of Versailles has just acquired an oil on canvas painting...
From: Enfilade on 2 Jun 2022

Around the Table: Museum Exhibitions

By Sarah Peters Kernan This summer proves to be an exciting one for anyone seeking recipes-related exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other institutions. Many exhibitions featuring the history of food, medicine, and science are well underway or opening...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Jun 2022

Tattered Flags

The Civil War began with the lowering of a tattered 33-star flag from Fort Sumter in 1861 after which tattered flags defined, symbolized and memorialized the bravery, sacrifices and experiences of its participants on both sides for at least a half century—and...
From: streets of salem on 28 May 2022

Ridiculous Exhibitions

This is my first blog post of 2022 but in my defence we’ve been busy! It is also mainly an excuse to re-post the press release about the two exhibitions we’ve developed in the Lake District for all the ardent followers of the blog not otherwise on...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 27 May 2022

Can’t We Copy Concord?

The Concord Museum has been one of my favorite local history museums for some time, but I haven’t been there since the completion of a major expansion and reinterpretation initiative during the Covid years. Late last week I found myself with some free...
From: streets of salem on 23 May 2022

Sweden Nationalmuseum Acquires Four Figurative Table Clocks

Press release (5 May 2022) from Sweden’s Nationalmuseum in Stockholm: Antoine-André Ravrio, Table Clock with Allegory of the Poet’s Art, ca.1810, gilt and patinated bronze, griotte d’Italie marble (Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, photo by Viktor Fordell)....
From: Enfilade on 19 May 2022

Lilac Days

Lilacs are so ubiquitous in New England in May that you tend to overlook them, but over the past pleasant days I have been seeking them out in some of my favorite spots. I’m always so conflicted during this month, as my academic responsiblities conflict...
From: streets of salem on 18 May 2022

Sneak Preview | Seven Works from the Van Caloen Collection

On view this week in Bruges: Seven Works from the Van Caloen Collection Groeninge Museum, Bruges, 17–22 May 2022 François Boucher, Young Woman with a Lace Cap, 24 × 18 cm (Musea Brugge, 2022.GRO0326.II). On 17 May, the Jean van Caloen Foundation transferred...
From: Enfilade on 18 May 2022

At Auction | Chardin’s Basket of Wild Strawberries

Jean-Siméon Chardin, The Basket of Wild Strawberries, shown at the Salon of 1761, oil on canvas, 38 × 46cm. The painting sold for €24,381,400 on 23 March 2022 at Artcurial in Paris. More information is available here. ◊    ◊    ◊    ◊...
From: Enfilade on 7 May 2022

Skirting Witches and Pirates in Salem

Walking is my preferred form of transportation in Salem, but I tread carefully: I want my path to be lined with beautiful old houses, colorful shops and lovely green (or white) spaces. Attractions exploiting the terrible tragedy of 1692 and out-of-town-yet-territorial...
From: streets of salem on 3 May 2022

Abbot Hall Receives Screen Painted by George Romney

From the press release (7 April 2022). . . George Romney, Painted Screen, ca. 1760s (Kendal: Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum). Lakeland Arts has received a four-paneled painted screen created by English portrait painter George Romney (1734–1802)....
From: Enfilade on 30 Apr 2022

The British Museum Releases NFTs of Piranesi Drawings

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, A Classical Forum with Steps and a Column, ca.1748–52, pen and brown ink, grey-brown wash, and red chalk (London: The British Museum, 1908,0616.10) ◊    ◊    ◊    ◊    ◊ From the press release, via Art...
From: Enfilade on 29 Apr 2022

Salem as Historyland

For the most part, this blog has been an academic release for me rather than academic engagement: I consider most of the history I’ve offered up here more pop-up than professional. But there is one academic field with which I have been engaging (mostly...
From: streets of salem on 22 Apr 2022

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