America’s oldest decorative arts program celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018. Returning to four full days of presentations, the 2018 Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum offers the latest findings on furniture, ceramics, textiles, architecture and a host of related topics in a program titled Celebrating the American Spirit.
The 2018 Forum will gather curators, collectors, and scholars from across the United States to share recent findings and insights. Scheduled speakers include Alexandra Kirtley from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mel Buchanan from the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Dennis Carr from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others.
In addition to four days of lectures and demonstrations, Forum guests may register for optional hands-on workshops with the Colonial Williamsburg collections and private tours of historic homes in the region. Addressing a broad range of American decorative arts, this promises to be a memorable Forum. Join us February 23-27, 2018, as we mark 70 years of Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forums, Celebrating the American Spirit.
RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts & Design, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Architectural Preservation Assistant, Grainger Department of Architectural Preservation, Colonial Williamsburg
Carolyn & Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Chief Curator, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland
Associate Curator, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Virginia
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Auctions, Mount Crawford, Virginia
Independent Scholar and Designer, New York, New York
Director of Preservation, Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, Franklin, Tennessee
President & CEO, Drayton Hall, Charleston, South Carolina
Independent Scholar and Editor of Ceramics in America, Williamsburg, Virginia
Vice President, Collections, Conservation, and Museums, and Carlisle H. Humelsine Chief Curator, Colonial Williamsburg
M.A., Professor Emeritus, Office of Academic Programs, Winterthur Museum & Gardens, Winterthur, Delaware
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, New York, New York
The Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Curatorial Intern, Colonial Williamsburg
Deputy Chief Curator, Colonial Williamsburg
Lois F. McNeil Fellow, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Winterthur Museum & Gardens, Winterthur, Delaware
Professor of Fine Arts, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts
Richard Gilder Senior Curator & Vice President for Museum Programs, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions & Programming, Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Conservator, Furniture, Colonial Williamsburg
Director, Grainger Department of Architectural Preservation, Colonial Williamsburg
Keynote Speaker and Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus, Brown University
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to attend Antiques Forum. Scholarships provide full-paid registration to all Antiques Forum activities including lectures and social events as well as lodging at a Colonial Williamsburg hotel. The award does not include participation in optional tours or workshops for which there is an extra charge. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special rates are available at the Colonial Williamsburg Hotels for conference registrants. Rates listed are single or double occupancy per night and do not include applicable taxes.
Mention the conference or use Booking Code 484952 to obtain the discount rates. Confirm your reservation by calling 1-800-261-9530, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (ET).
With unparalleled hospitality, the Williamsburg Inn offers guests first-class food and beverage featuring the contemporary fine dining restaurant, the Rockefeller Room, and a sophisticated setting for cocktails at the Restoration Bar. Guestroom $244
Discover spacious guest rooms where you can enjoy Williamsburg's natural beauty. Terraces overlook a charming pond and wooded area. Access to world-class dining, recreation, and spa amenities. Guestroom $139
Enjoy a relaxing hotel escape in the heart of the Revolutionary City. Just steps from the action, the inviting lodge boasts a world-class restaurant and convenient access to spa and recreation amenities. Deluxe $159; Cozy $136
Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites
Conveniently located next to the Visitor Center and Huzzah! BBQ Grille, a stay at the Williamsburg Woodlands includes a daily continental breakfast and fitness room. Standard $90; Suite $124
Colonial Houses (Historic Lodging)
Imagine a setting filled with authentic period reproductions such as a canopy bed and a crackling fire in the hearth. Stay in the heart of the Revolutionary City with all the comforts of home.
Superior $166; Deluxe; $199 Suite $240
Whether you are looking for Historic tavern or modern, casual or quick fare, Colonial Williamsburg offers a range of dining experiences for everyone's palate. For reservations or additional information regarding dining opportunities, call 1-800-261-9530, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (ET).
The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers a calm sanctuary of classic elegance. Serene decor and thoughtful amenities allow for relaxation and rejuvenation. Arrive early and linger after your treatment to enjoy steam rooms, signature showers, and whirlpools, as well as our relaxation lounges. Experience the wonders of The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg for yourself by booking an appointment at 1-800-688-6479.
Register online or via telephone by calling 1-800-603-0948, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET.
In the event a registrant cannot attend, the registration may be transferred to another individual, provided the individual is not already registered and the registration is used for the same conference. Notice of transfer must be received in writing and should be emailed to email@example.com.
If a registrant cannot attend, notice of cancellation must be received in writing by 5 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018, to be eligible for a refund. If notification is received by February 16, 2018, Colonial Williamsburg will refund registration fees, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellation notice should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Michele Moyer, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776. Refunds will not be granted after February 16, 2018. Travel and/or trip interruption insurance is recommended. Check with your travel agent for details.