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NUA Sponsored CWC Pre-Event: Field Trip to Colonial Williamsburg

  • October 10, 2022
  • 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • Hampton, VA
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The NUA is excited to host an event in conjunction with the Custom Workroom Conference in Hampton, Virginia! Registration is now open!


Join us Monday, October 10, 2022 for a Field Trip to Colonial Williamsburg!

Learn about historic upholstery and soft furnishings and the preservation of historic furniture pieces at Colonial Williamsburg. Small group presentations by three staff members:

Leroy Graves – Senior Conservator of Upholstery

Tara Chicirda – Curator of Furniture

Gretchen Guidess – Conservator of Textiles

Registration includes three presentations, admission to two art museums in Colonial Williamsburg, and coach bus transportation from CWC event location (Embassy Suites Hilton Hotel & Hampton Roads Convention Center). Lunch is not included.

Schedule:
8:45 am: Meet in hotel lobby to board the bus
9 am: Last minute instructions for event - on the bus
9:15 am: Coach Bus leaves hotel for Colonial Williamsburg
9:45 am: Arrive Colonial Williamsburg
10 am - 12 pm: Presentations by Colonial Williamsburg curatorial staff
12 - 1 pm: Lunch in Colonial Williamsburg (bring your own, or enjoy one of the many eateries within walking distance)
1 - 2:45 pm: Time to explore two art museums, include the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
2:45 pm: Meet at the bus for transportation to hotel
3 pm: Coach Bus leaves Colonial Williamsburg for hotel
3:30 pm: Arrive hotel

Audrey Lonsway  2:37 PM

Leroy Graves' book EARLY SEATING, Upholstery-Reading the Evidence will be available for purchase for $66. (Don't pay the outrageous prices on line :laughing:). Buy his book and get it autographed while you're there!For more information about Leroy Graves:
https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/explore/art-museums/current-exhibitions/upholstery-csi-reading-evidence/https://www.cbsnews.com/news/upholstery-csi-preserving-antique-furniture-at-colonial-williamsburg/

Schedule:

8:45 am: Meet in hotel lobby to board the bus
9 am: Last minute instructions for event - on the bus
9:15 am: Coach Bus leaves hotel for Colonial Williamsburg
9:45 am: Arrive Colonial Williamsburg
10 am - 12 pm: Presentations by Colonial Williamsburg curatorial staff (All registrants will be put in groups of 15 (max) to allow for a more personal learning experience and time to talk with each presenter.)
12 - 1 pm: Lunch in Colonial Williamsburg (bring your own, or enjoy one of the many eateries within walking distance)
1 - 2:45 pm: Time to explore two art museums, include the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
2:45 pm: Meet at the bus for transportation to hotel
3 pm: Coach Bus leaves Colonial Williamsburg for hotel
3:30 pm: Arrive hotel

Pricing information:

NUA Members: $50
Non-NUA Members: $75

Click here to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Hilton Hotel & Hampton Roads Convention Center, (host of Custom Workroom Conference) for the special NUA rate of $139. 

Leroy Graves' book EARLY SEATING, Upholstery-Reading the Evidence will be available for purchase at the museum store for only $66. Buy his book and get it autographed while you're there! (optional)


For more information about Leroy Graves:

https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/explore/art-museums/current-exhibitions/upholstery-csi-reading-evidence/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/upholstery-csi-preserving-antique-furniture-at-colonial-williamsburg/


For more information send us an email here.

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