The Annual Newport Symposium

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The Newport Symposium was initiated in 1993 as a forum for the study and discussion of a diverse range of arts and historical issues. The audience consists of academics, collectors, major donors to and trustees of museums and arts foundations, museum directors and curators, and professional furniture appraisers and art dealers.

The 21st annual Newport Symposium
Sunday, April 28 through Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Hidden Treasures

What far away palaces, villas and temples are yet to be discovered?  What great works of art, furniture, silver and jewelry are sitting in the vaults of great museums, private collections and libraries that have never been seen?  The 21st annual Newport Symposium will explore the rarest and finest objects, from finely crafted chairs and old master drawings to exquisite porcelain from all corners of the globe.  Lectures will examine the most remote, hard-to-see historic sites, and the remarkable stories of art treasures that have been lost and then reclaimed.  Join us for a diverse cultural and artistic feast.

Sponsored in part by

National Trust Insurance Services
U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

See the preliminary Symposium schedule

Featured speakers include:

Bonnie Burnham
World Monuments Fund, New York

Dr. Ulrich Leben
Associate Curator
The Rothchild Collection, Waddesdon Manor
Buckinghamshire, England
Visiting Professor and Special Exhibition Curator
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
New York

Dr. Xavier Salomon
Curator of Southern Baroque Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

Robert Cumming
Professor of Art History
Boston University, South Kensington Campus
London, England

Karen Archer
Deputy Director, Strategic Development and Communications
French Heritage Society
Paris, France

John Hays
Deputy Chairman
Christie's America
New York

Lectures, tours, receptions and dinners will take place in various historic buildings in Newport, as well as at the Hotel Viking.

Hotel Reservation Information
The Hotel Viking will offer a special room rate for Symposium attendees.   To book a room, click on the link below. 
Under Special Codes, enter: 1JR1CV
Enter your arrival and departure dates and click Check Availability to book your room.

Hotel Viking reservations