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Decorative arts -- History

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View Resource The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath

At present, the only way you can visit the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath is online, since they have closed for refurbishing till 2010. You can read about the plans for the improvements and check out floor plans and the development schedule from a link on the homepage. Visitors will be able to check out the history of the museum's beginnings, the highlights of the fine art and decorative art...

http://www.holburne.org/
View Resource Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture

The history of furniture making provides an unusual glimpse into the early history of American material culture and folkways. This remarkable site unites eleven institutions with a shared interest in celebrating furniture-making in the Bay State, including the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Historic Deerfield, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Through a multitude of exhibitions and...

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http://www.fourcenturies.org/
View Resource Art Deco and the Decorative Arts in the 1920s and 1930s

This celebration of Art Deco and the decorative arts was lovingly crafted by the specialists at McGill University's Library. The original in situ exhibit that accompanied this site was crafted for the 10th World Congress on Art Deco. Here, visitors can browse through the images from the collection organized into categories that include Bon Voyage, Montreal Leisure, Interior Design, and Book...

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http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/artdeco/index.php
View Resource The Life of Art

When some look at art, they might just see a beautiful vase or a well-done etching of a street scene from 19th century Salamanca. But look closely: every work of art reveals something about the world in which it was made, from ancient Egypt to 21st century Detroit. This rather engaging interactive exhibit from the Getty Museum invites visitors to look at four items from this collection for just...

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http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/life_of_art/
View Resource Digital Library for Decorative Arts and Material Culture

From the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections comes The Digital Library for Decorative Arts and Material Culture, an extensive digitized library featuring archival materials that will be of interest to art historians and lovers of material culture. These materials, which span the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, include journals, illustrated natural history guides, design...

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https://www.library.wisc.edu/decorativearts/