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New Orleans Antiques Forum returns for its fifth year

Media Contact:
Teresa Devlin, Marketing Manager
The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 598-7170
Vicki Voelker, Communications Strategist
Gambel Communications
(504) 324-4242

New Orleans Antiques Forum returns for its fifth year
Program to be held August 2-5 in the French Quarter; registration opens today, June 1

June 1, 2012 | New Orleans, LA - The Historic New Orleans Collection's fifth annual New Orleans Antiques Forum takes place Thursday, August 2-Sunday, August 5, in the French Quarter. The four-day program includes talks by local and national decorative arts experts, special events to mingle among participants and, for the first time, two optional preconference tours. Registration for the event opens today, Friday, June 1.

This year's program, "Circa 1812," recognizes the bicentennials of both Louisiana's statehood and the War of 1812 and explores the prevailing styles of the period. The state, by way of New Orleans and its port, became a magnet for the importation of decorative arts from around the country and overseas, transforming it into the epicenter of the Mississippi River valley's arts and antiques community.

Designed for a general audience, the forum sessions take place at THNOC's Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. and are accessible to scholars, collectors and newcomers to the field. This year's topics include cabinet-maker Duncan Phyfe and his influence, the popularity of the Kentucky Rifle (or long rifle) during the period, the blending of Creole and federal architecture styles in the French Quarter and the intricate craftsmanship of 19th-century clock making.

New to this year's program is a choice of two preconference tours-a day trip to visit three plantations in St. Francisville, La., or a walking tour of the historic French Quarter. Following the final session on Sunday, guests will also have the option to join speakers and fellow participants for a brunch at Antoine's Restaurant. Separate registration is required for the preconference tours and the brunch.

This year's panel of speakers includes Priscilla Lawrence and John H. Lawrence of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Joining them are Eugene D. Cizek, professor of architecture and Latin American studies at Tulane University School of Architecture; Robert Cheney, director of science technology and clocks at Skinner, Inc.; Morgan Delaney, private collector; Lynne Dakin Hastings, museum consultant; Peter Kenny, Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and administrator of the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Christopher W. Lane, co-owner of the Philadelphia Print Shop; Marsha Mullin, vice president of museum services and chief curator at The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson; William Seale, author and historian; and R. Scott Stephenson, director of collections and interpretation at the American Revolution Center.

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

Registration for this event is required and packages start at $100. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and/or graduate students pursuing degrees in decorative arts, museum studies, or related fields. Details on the scholarship application process are available at or by calling (504) 598-7173.

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.

The 2012 New Orleans Antiques Forum is presented with the support of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.; New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation; the Coypu Foundation; Garrity Print Solutions, A Harvey Company; Hotel Monteleone; Antoine's Restaurant; French Antique Shop, Inc.; Neal Auction Company; New Orleans Silversmiths; Royal Antiques; Community Coffee; Fleur de Paris and the Schon Charitable Foundation.

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 Coast region. 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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