Tag Archives: Museum

Great Collections: November 2018

Great Collections: November 2018

The National Scouting Museum at Philmont Scout Ranch by Maxine Carter-Lome Founded in 1910 by Chicago publisher William Boyce, and inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scout Association established by Baden-Powell in Britain in 1908, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) introduced structure and organization to outdoor-oriented youth groups and activities. With its aim […]

Great Collections: October 2018

Great Collections: October 2018

Just Like Dad’s! Pedal Cars On Display Reprinted with permission by the McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL by Dan Craft The potent allures of toys and nostalgia are about to turn the third floor of the McLean County Museum of History into a garden of childhood delights. The occasion: Pedal Power!, a new […]

Great Collections: April 2018

Great Collections: April 2018

On View: The Lauzon Collection at the Clark Art Institute There are two words that can thrill museum curators and collectors alike when it comes to sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for a collection – “on view.” Making this happen is an opportunity for both to see and learn more about those items they are passionate […]

Building a Glass Museum by the Numbers

Building a Glass Museum by the Numbers

The West Virginia Museum of American Glass at 25 By Tom Felt Dreams can be compelling and when the dream is big, the outcome can be truly exciting. Imagine a museum that celebrates everything that was made in American glass, from the very earliest years to today’s studio art glass movement. Does that sound audacious? […]

Great Collections: March 2018

Great Collections: March 2018

The Gift of George Wetzel to the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. (reprinted from Blueprints, with permission from the Department of Marketing & Communications at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C., nbm.org) Acquired by the Museum in 2006, the Architectural Toy Collection is one of the largest and most sophisticated of […]

Publisher's Corner: March 2018

Publisher's Corner: March 2018

Salvaging History by Maxine Carter-Lome For six years before relocating to Sturbridge, MA to purchase this magazine, I was Chair of my town’s Historical Commission. The Commission, which was also responsible for the town’s archives and local history museum, presided over two historic districts dating back to the town’s incorporation in 1760. In the Massachusetts […]

Publisher's Corner: February 2018

Publisher's Corner: February 2018

Focus on Photography By Maxine Carter-Lome People, places, events, moments in time, all captured through the eyes of a photographer and their equipment. It is their unique perspective on what they see and how they choose to capture that image that make photographs equally at home in family albums, historic archives, museum holdings and fine […]

Great Collections: August 2017

Great Collections: August 2017

Historic Deerfield’s Textiles Collection A conversation with David E. (Ned) Lazaro, Curator of Textiles Please give us an overall sense of Historic Deerfield’s Textiles, Clothing, and Embroidery Collection. Historic Deerfield’s fashion and textile collection is a significant part of the museum. Numbering about 8,000 items, it is nearly 1/3 of the entire artifact collection. Items […]

Publisher's Corner: August 2017

Journal Of Antiques - Publishers Corner: August2017

Woven Through Time By Maxine Carter-Lome Last year I had the opportunity to visit the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware and get a behind-the-scenes tour of floors not open to the public. The scale and detail of this premier museum of American decorative arts is awe-inspiring, and the ultimate homage to a collector […]

Museum Highlights: October 2016

Museum Highlights: October 2016

Mermaid Cove: A Folk Art Love Story The Cahoon Museum of American Art. Cotuit, MA How do artists fall in love? By sharing a passion for creating. Ralph and Martha Cahoon shared their love of creativity and together became the “most famous folk artists the Cape has every produced, and Ralph the best-known of any […]