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Registration opens for fourth annual New Orleans Antiques Forum

Media Contact:
Teresa Devlin
Marketing Manager
The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 598-7170 |

Emily Schmidt
Communication Strategist
Gambel Communications
(504) 324-4242 |

Registration opens for fourth annual New Orleans Antiques Forum
THNOC presentation to be held August 4–7 in the French Quarter

June 2011 | New Orleans, LA — The Historic New Orleans Collection proudly announces the return of the New Orleans Antiques Forum, which will take place August 4–7 in the French Quarter. Registration for the annual event opens Monday, June 6, and starts at $100.

With the theme “French at Heart: Continental Influence in the Gulf South,” this year’s event explores the pervasive influence of French style and French design on decorative arts in the southern United States.

“The New Orleans Antiques Forum was established following Katrina to promote New Orleans and the region as a cultural destination and to help businesses in the area,” said Jack Pruitt, event organizer and director of development and external affairs for The Collection. “With a room filled to capacity and a waiting list each year, sold-out hotel room blocks and promising local merchant sales, The Collection is proud of its commitment.”

The four-day event includes sessions with nearly a dozen local and national experts on decorative arts, social activities and opportunities to visit the numerous antiques shops located throughout the city. An optional preconference tour of three private historical houses in Pointe Coupee Parish is also available.

“Decorative arts have long been part of our city’s rich and multicultural history,” said William McCreary, chairman of the board of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and member of the event’s honorary advisory committee. “The New Orleans Antiques Forum is a natural and welcome addition to our cultural calendar.”

This year’s panel of speakers includes John H. Lawrence, John T. Magill and Jason Wiese, all of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Joining them are Graham C. Boettcher, curator of American art at the Birmingham Museum of Art (Ala.); Daniel F. Brooks, retired director of Arlington

Historic House and Gardens (Ala.); Donna Corbin, associate curator of European decorative

arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Madeleine Deschamps, adjunct instructor, New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies; Neil G. Odenwald, professor emeritus and former director of the School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University; Janine Skerry, curator of metals at Colonial Williamsburg (Va.); and Alice M. Zrebiec, independent curator, consultant and consulting curator of textile art for the Denver Art Museum.

Tom Savage, director of museum affairs at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware, is returning as the forum’s moderator.

Designed for a general audience, the sessions are accessible to scholars, long-time antiques enthusiasts and newcomers to the field. This year’s talks will cover a diverse array of topics, tracing the French artistic presence in the Gulf South through an examination of maps, portraits, tapestries, porcelain, silver, fashion and gardens.

Following the final session on Sunday, guests will have the option to join speakers and fellow participants for a brunch at Antoine’s Restaurant.

His Excellency François Delattre, the ambassador of France to the United States, will serve as honorary chair of the 2011 New Orleans Antiques Forum. The sponsor hotel for the event is the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street. Additional support comes from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Coypu Foundation; Garrity Print Solutions, a Harvey Company; World Trade Center, New Orleans; Dorian Bennett, Sotheby’s International Realty; Royal Antiques; French Antique Shop, Inc.; Consulate General of France in New Orleans; New Orleans Silversmiths; Neal Auction Company; Antoine’s Restaurant; The Azby Fund; The Schon Charitable Foundation; Community Coffee; Premium Parking; and the Omni Royal Orleans.

For more information on the event or to register, visit or call (504) 523-4662. This event is known to sell out, and early registration is encouraged. Scholarships are available to students pursuing degrees in decorative arts. Details on the scholarship application process are available at or by calling (504) 598-7173.

Editor’s Notes:

  • Media representatives are invited to interview the speakers and event organizers. For more information, contact Teresa Devlin at or at (504) 598-7170.
  • Photos are available upon request. Please contact Anne Robichaux ( or
    (504) 598-7137) for digital images.

About The Collection

Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, The Collection offers guided tours, free rotating exhibitions, a research facility and a museum shop. For more information, visit or call (504) 523-4662.

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