SYMPOSIUM: In the House and On the Web: 21st-century Strategies for Interpreting Historic Interiors

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The Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts
October 3, 2014 at 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

On Friday, October 3, five speakers from Europe and the United States will come together to share experiences from their museums and heritage sites which have successfully integrated technology into interpretations of their historic interiors and landscapes. From mobile applications to virtual recreations, learn from these 21st-century innovators and come away with cutting-edge ideas from museum professionals around the world. Please join us for this full-day event.


Lee Glazer, PhD- Associate Curator, American Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Victoria Kastner - Historian, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California
Annie Kemkaran-Smith - Curator (Art Collections) Down House, National Collections Group, London, UK
John A. Sibbald - Founder and First Chairman, Virtual Hamilton Palace Trust, Hamilton, Scotland
Loic Tallon – Senior Mobile Manager, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Lunch is available either at the Union Club (additional $45 per person) or on your own. More information coming soon on a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to tour two recently re-installed British period rooms, the dining room from Hamilton Palace (1700) and the drawing room from Newland House (1748), with Thomas S. Michie, Russell B. and Andree Beauchamp Stearns Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of Europe. Additional fee will be required.

For more information or to register, please visit, call 617-227-6993 or email

Sponsored by: The Nichols House Museum, McNeil Program for Studies in American Art, Wellesley College,
Museum Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, The Boston Athenaeum.