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PW-264086-19
Natural Components in Decorative Arts: Cataloguing Winterthur’s Hard Matrices and Collagen-Based Organics
Ann Wagner, Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc.

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PW-264086-19

Horn with a Twist: New Projects and Discoveries at Winterthur Museum (Article)
Title: Horn with a Twist: New Projects and Discoveries at Winterthur Museum
Author: Ann Wagner
Author: Katie Lagarde
Abstract: This article allowed us to share an overview of the project with those associated with The Honourable Company of Horners, which is an organization dedicated to the research, preservation, and education of horn work. We were also able to share a few discoveries in Winterthur's hornware collection that would be of interest as well as invite collaborative research.
Year: 2020
Access Model: Subscription only
Format: Other
Periodical Title: The Horn Book, Winter 2020
Publisher: The Honourable Company of Horners

National Endowment for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: National Endowment for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant
Abstract: A brief PowerPoint presentation to around 60 Winterthur tour guides, who would encounter Katie Lagarde as she worked in the collection, giving an overview of the project, the cataloguing process, and future plans.
Author: Ann Wagner
Author: Katie Lagarde
Date: 10/14/2019
Location: Winterthur Museum

Sea Horse Teeth & Other Hidden Organic in the American Home (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Sea Horse Teeth & Other Hidden Organic in the American Home
Author: Ann Wagner
Abstract: Implements, ornaments, and outright treasures in American homes that were sourced from once-living creatures (rather than plants) often come under the heading of hard matrix organics. Horns, hooves, shells, and teeth were beguiling elements adapted for general human domestic needs. Some organic items were imbued with meanings in religious or folklore practices, others were valued for medicinal properties, and still others for study or marvel as curiosities of nature. These materials also challenged artisans to explore their properties and push limits for their conceptualizations of beauty. With contact and colonization, exchange and appreciation led to the exploitation of some of these natural resources as well as the labor that procured them. Studies of Native American material culture as well as Atlantic World trade address organics and their exchange, particularly in instances of plenty or scarcity, but decorative arts scholarship on the subject has room to grow. This presentation will offer an overview of several organic materials with historic impact not just for their novelty or utility, but for fostering development in early American arts and habits of domestic life.
Date: 2/25/2020
Primary URL: https://media.colonialwilliamsburg.org/media/documents/72nd_Annual_Antiques_Forum_Celebrates_The_American_Home_Feb._21-25_2020_.pdf
Primary URL Description: Promotional PDF for the conference.
Conference Name: Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, Williamsburg, Virginia

Do Museums Need Objects? Session: Ivory, Horn & Tortoiseshell: Challenges and Opportunities (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Do Museums Need Objects? Session: Ivory, Horn & Tortoiseshell: Challenges and Opportunities
Author: Janice Klein
Author: Ann Wagner
Author: Lara Kaplan
Author: Katie Lagarde
Abstract: This panel will explore practical and philosophical issues related to the cataloguing, care, and interpretation of objects with animal-sourced components, particularly elephant and marine ivories, tortoise shell, and horn. Historic arts incorporating these materials, as well as contemporary jewelry and craft, pose challenges for museum professionals from basic species identification to interpretive contexts. This session will focus on questions such as: What is involved in being responsible stewards of these materials? What are some risks in accepting gifts of animal organics or actively collecting them (and their modern imitations)? How do animal-sourced materials open opportunities for dialogue with audiences? Our goal is to offer a primer or framework for recognizing the under-appreciated contributions animals have made to art and historical museum collections. Target audience: museum curators, collection managers, exhibition planners, emerging professionals Presenters: Lara Kaplan, Katie Lagarde, and Ann Wagner
Date Range: October 2020
Location: Mid-Atlantic Museums Association Annual Meeting Conference 2020 (webinar)
Primary URL: http://midatlanticmuseums.org/annual-meeting/maam2020/

Earth Day Video (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Earth Day Video
Writer: Ann Wagner
Director: Allison Dunckel
Director: Ann Wagner
Producer: EarthDay.org
Abstract: Winterthur Museum's invited contribution the Artists for the Earth in the Restore Our Earth campaign.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021-museum-gallery/
Format: Digital File

Wish You Were Hair: A Closer Look at Historic Haircombs (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Wish You Were Hair: A Closer Look at Historic Haircombs
Abstract: An "Objects Up Close" presentation shared first with membership, then on Instagram.
Author: Ann Wagner
Date: 07/28/2020
Location: Winterthur Museum, Delaware
Primary URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb1Uu5YFtwY


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