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The Museum will close at 2:30 on Wed, Nov 22, and will be closed on Thurs, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. More

Exhibitions

May
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May
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The Chemistry of Conservation

Posted under Exhibitions by Guest author

Editor’s note: In 2001, Eunice Johnson commissioned an ostrich feather coat and skintight 1930s-style beaded gown with a separate face-framing hood from Bob Mackie. Costume curator Virginia Heaven describes the ensemble as “part fairy princess, part Vegas showgirl, part Barbie doll.” In this post, curatorial assistant Alex Aubry takes us to meet Julie Benner and More

November
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November
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A National Treasure

Posted under Exhibitions by Olivia Mahoney

Beginning Saturday, November 9, 2013, the Museum will host a national treasure: a printed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of State William H. Seward, and John G. Nicolay, Lincoln’s private secretary. The document has been generously lent by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and will be on More

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