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Transatlantic Craftsmanship - Winterthur

Transatlantic

Craftsmanship

Scotland and the

Americas in the 18th

and 19th Centuries

October 7–10, 2009


Every field of the decorative arts in

colonial and early America is infused

with Scottish influence. This pioneering

conference examines, for the first time, the

transatlantic relationship between Scottish

craftsmanship and the work of Scottish

immigrant craftsmen in the 18th and 19th

centuries. From Edinburgh to Charleston,

Aberdeen to Philadelphia, and Kilmarnock

to Connecticut, we will examine

weaponry, furniture, silver, jewelry,

ceramics, textiles, and glass to promote a

greater understanding of the trade and

influence of Scottish artists and

manufacturers in America.

The National Museums Scotland and

the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland,

in partnership with Winterthur, and

with additional support from the Center

for American Art at the Philadelphia

Museum of Art, will bring together

scholars from both sides of the Atlantic

to establish the groundwork for further

study of Scotland’s role in the development

of American material culture.

Conference sponsored by Mr. and Mrs.

James R. Alexander.


W E D N E S D AY, O C TO B E R 7

The visit to Mount Pleasant and program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

are generously supported by the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia

Museum of Art.

9:00 am

Registration at Winterthur

(Picnic House, Visitor Parking Lot)

9:30 am

Buses depart Winterthur

10:30 am–1:00 pm

Visit Mount Pleasant and

Philadelphia Museum of Art

(lunch on your own)

1:00 pm

Welcome

Kathleen A. Foster, The Robert L.

McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American

Art and Director, Center for American

Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

1:30–2:30 pm

The Taste for Scottish

Painting in America

Jennifer Thompson,

Associate Curator of

European Painting

before 1900,

Philadelphia

Museum of Art

2:30–3:30 pm

Scottish High Style Furniture:

The Key Types, 1750–1850

David Jones, Lecturer in Furniture

History, University of St. Andrews

3:30–4:15 pm

Afternoon Break

4:15–5:15 pm

Keynote Lecture

Scots across the Atlantic

Ted Cowan, Professor of Scottish

History, University of Glasgow

5:15 pm

Buses depart for Winterthur

Walker tea table, Collection of the Museum of

Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem


T H U R S D AY, O C TO B E R 8

Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur

9:00–9:15 am

Welcome & Introduction

David Roselle, Director, Winterthur

Barbara Crawford, President,

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

9:15–10:15 am

Collecting Scottish Weapons:

Identity and Identification

David Caldwell, Keeper of Scotland

and Europe, National Museums

Scotland

10:15–10:45 am

Morning Break

10:45–11:45 am

A Scottish Cabinetmaker

in Colonial Philadelphia:

Thomas Affleck of Aberdeen

Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley,

Associate Curator of American

Decorative Arts, Philadelphia

Museum of Art

11:45 am–12:45 pm

Kilmarnock Carpets in the

American Colonies

Vanessa Habib, Independent Scholar,

Scotland

12:45–2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00–3:00 pm

The Influence of Scotland in American

Cabinetmaking, 1750–1850

Stephen Jackson, Curator of Applied

Art & Design, National Museums

Scotland

3:00–3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30–4:30 pm

Thistles and Pineapples: Scottish

Furnituremakers in the Early South

Robert A. Leath, Vice President,

Collections and Research, Old Salem

Museums & Gardens, Winston-Salem,

North Carolina

4:30–5:30 pm

From Fife to Phyfe; or, The Tale of One

Scotsman’s Odyssey in Early America

Michael K. Brown, Curator, Bayou Bend

Collection and Gardens, Houston, Texas

5:30–6:30 pm

Reception

6:30–7:30 pm

Classicising the Interior in 18th-

Century Scotland

Ian Gow, Chief Curator, National Trust

for Scotland

Shearer pediment, Collection of

the Museum of Early Southern

Decorative Arts at Old Salem


F R I D AY, O C TO B E R 9

Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur

9:15–9:30 am

Welcome

9:30–10:30 am

Silver in Scotland

George Dalgleish, Principal Curator

of Scottish History, National Museums

Scotland

10:30–11:00 am

Morning Break

11:00 am–12:00 pm

The Trade in Scottish Pottery to

the Americas, c.1750–1850

George Haggarty, Research Associate,

National Museums Scotland

12:00–1:00 pm

Scottish Glass and the

American Trade

Jill Turnbull, Independent Scholar,

Scotland

2:00–3:00 pm

The Scottish Silversmith in the

Americas

George Dalgleish, Principal Curator

of Scottish History, National Museums

Scotland

3:00–3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30–4:30 pm

“The Channel...Centering in

Glasgow”: Scottish Merchants

in 18th-Century America

Ann Smart Martin, the Stanley and

Polly Stone Associate Professor and

Director of the Material Culture

Program and the Department of Art

History, University of Wisconsin,

Madison

4:30 pm

Final Remarks

1:00–2:00 pm

Lunch

S AT U R D AY, O C TO B E R 10

Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur

10:00 am–12:00 pm

Antiques: Identification and Discussion

Conference attendees are invited to bring up to two objects for identification

and discussion by Scottish and American experts. Please note, no valuations

will be given.


R E G I S T R AT I O N

Registration is now open.

3 WAYS TO REGISTER

• Complete form and mail with payment to Winterthur Information and Tours Office,

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735

• Complete form and fax to 302.888.4953

• Call 800.448.3883

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Address

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REGISTRATION FEE

Winterthur Member...................................................................................................$250

Membership number:

❒ Nonmember..............................................................................................................$300

❒ Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Fellow .................................................................$250

❒ National Museums Scotland Member .......................................................................$250

❒ Students (include copy of valid ID)...........................................................................$250

TOTAL ENCLOSED .................................................................................................$_______

❒ Check enclosed, payable to Winterthur Museum

❒ Charge my ❒ Visa ❒ MasterCard ❒ American Express

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I N F O R M AT I O N

CONFERENCE FEE

$300; $250 Winterthur Members, National Museums Scotland Members, Society of

Antiquaries of Scotland Fellows, students with valid ID

CONFERENCE FEE INCLUDES

• Busing to and from Winterthur, admission to Philadelphia Museum of Art and Mount

Pleasant on October 7

• Lectures on October 7–9

• Reception on October 8

• Coffee breaks and lunch on October 8 and 9

• Antiques identification session on October 10

CANCELLATION POLICY

Winterthur reserves the right to cancel the conference. Should Winterthur cancel,

participants will be issued a full refund. Registrants who cancel by September 21,

regardless of the reason, will be issued a full refund minus a $50 handling fee.

No refunds after September 21.

CONFERENCE LODGING

Registrants are responsible for making their own arrangements for lodging, as well as for

transportation to and from Winterthur and the hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved

at Mendenhall Inn for the nights of October 6–10 at the cost of $129 for single or double

occupancy. Call 610.388.2100 before August 24 and reference the conference. A list of

additional area lodging options can be obtained by calling the Winterthur Information

and Tours Office.

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Baltimore

DELAWARE

From Baltimore

& Washington

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52

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PENNSYLVANIA

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202

Wilmington

295

From Philadelphia

495

295

N.J. Turnpike from NYC

40

From Atlantic City

NEW JERSEY

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From Philadelphia and NYC

QUESTIONS?

Call Winterthur’s Information and Tours Office at 800.448.3883 or visit winterthur.org.

Museum & Garden Hours

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm.

Last tour tickets sold at 3:45 pm.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Mondays (except holidays).

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is located on Route 52 in Delaware,

6 miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware and 36 miles southwest of

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cover: Chair, Thomas Affleck, Philadelphia, 1769–70. [1958.2290 Gift of Henry Francis du Pont]. Photo by Gavin Ashworth

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