Conference on Scottish Craftsmanship in the Americas

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on October 7, 2009

As noted by The Magazine Antiques in its ‘Guide to Fall Symposiums’:

Transatlantic Craftsmanship: Scotland and the Americas in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, Winterthur, DE, 7-10 October 2009

Scottish conf. tartan 2The decorative and applied arts in colonial and early 19th-century America are deeply infused with Scottish influence. This major international conference will examine, for the first time, the transatlantic relationships of Scottish craftsmanship and Scottish immigrant craftsmen in the 18th and 19th centuries. From Edinburgh to Charleston, Aberdeen to Philadelphia, and Kilmarnock to New York, we will examine architecture, 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 Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and National Museums 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 study Scotland’s role in the development of American material culture.

A full list of speakers and topics can be found through the Winterthur website»

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