The Concord Museum and the Decorative Arts Trust are pleased to announce that Erica Lome will be joining the Museum’s curatorial staff as part of a two-year Curatorial Internship Grant funded by the Decorative Arts Trust.
As part of the New Museum Experience, the Concord Museum is implementing a 16-month initiative to redesign, fabricate, and install 14 new galleries. As Curatorial Associate, Erica will be involved in this exciting undertaking and will assist with collections research, writing and editing text, installation, maintaining project schedules and analyzing visitor experience.
“The Museum is honored to have been chosen by the Decorative Arts Trust for this prestigious two-year grant that will bring Erica to Concord to assist us in our dramatic re-design of our permanent galleries,” stated Tom Putnam, Edward W. Kane Executive Director.
Erica has worked at Winterthur Museum’s Boston Furniture Archive; Nemours; and the New York Historical Society. She is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Delaware. Her dissertation “Heirlooms of Tomorrow: Consuming American Reproduction Furniture, 1890-1945” explores the reproduction furniture trade during the Colonial Revival. She earned her undergraduate degree in Art History and Master of Arts in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at Bard. She is also the recipient of a Summer Research Grant from the Decorative Arts Trust and has written a number of articles for academic and antique journals. Her article, “The Many Reproductions of Elder Brewster’s Chair,” was featured in the Winter 2019-2020 issue of The Magazine of The Decorative Arts Trust, and she will serve as the John A.H. Sweeney Emerging Scholar Lecturer in the Trust’s upcoming symposium in Kentucky, where she will lecture on the African American craftsman Milton Paul.
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