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Pups That Wandered Astray From The Wormser Bedroom

by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design


Joseph Urban , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom , Decorative Arts and Design , ceramic dog figurines , 1920s

To resurrect the Wormser Bedroom, we relied closely on photographs of the interior taken in 1930. Zooming into these old pictures, we were able to take inventory of Elaine’s collection and determine which pups remained and which, over the years, had gone astray.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: So Tiny!

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CAMConservation , textile conservation , 1920s bags , behind the scenes

This beaded bag from the 1920s is in the textile conservation lab for some stabilization where some of the beading threads were broken, but it presented a special challenge...

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1920's desk lamps designed by Joseph Urban

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Joseph Urban , 1920s desk lamps , behind the scenes , conservation , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom

This week the objects conservator is working on an unusual project requiring the skills of an electrician.