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Questions of Provenance–An Introduction

One of the important areas of museum research is that of provenance, or the history of ownership. Why is it important to know who owned an artwork? Well, for a number of reasons.

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Jules Bastien-Lepage and the Newlyn School

One of the things that I enjoy about being a curator is that I am always learning something.  Here is one example. In the middle of August, the Cornish American Heritage Society held their “Gathering of the Cornish Cousins” in … Continue reading

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German Tankards and Steins: Part 3—Tin-Glazed Earthenware

My post this month is about tin-glazed earthenware. Wait! Don’t run! I know that this is one kind of ceramic that makes the study of decorative arts confusing. So many names, so much technical jargon—it’s a headache! But stick with … Continue reading

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