Historic New England is opening up their collections storage area and giving a half-day class on decorative arts on October 29, 2011. It sounds terrific, and there’s an affordable special rate for students. If you attend, let us know!

Learn about decorative arts from Historic New England’s experts during an in-depth
workshop. Curators lecture on the history, craftsmanship, and changing methods of
production of furniture, textiles, ceramics, basketry, and wallpaper. Participants have the opportunity to closely examine original pieces from Historic New England’s extensive collection. The course concludes with a tour of the collections storage area.

$65 nonmembers (included Historic New England individual membership)
$35 students
$30 Historic New England members
A boxed lunch is available for $15 per person. Registration required.

Register on their website.