Title: Winterthur Institute Announcement
HAMMOND CHOSEN TO ATTEND WINTERTHUR INSTITUTE
September 6, 2013
Leslie Hammond, Ph.D., ASA, has been awarded a scholarship to attend the “Winterthur Institute” program in late September. Hammond is President of Artistic Eye Fine Art Services and an Accredited Senior Appraiser of Fine Arts with the American Society of Appraisers.
Only twenty candidates are accepted to the Winterthur Institute annually.
“The honor of being accepted into this elite program will allow me the opportunity to build upon and hone my skills as I continue to expand my business into the field of antiques and decorative arts,” Hammond said.
The intensive two week educational curriculum focuses on American Antiques & Decorative Arts at the Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library in Delaware, just northwest of Wilmington and nestled within the Brandywine River Valley.
Artistic Eye Fine Art Services, LLC. assists clients properly identify and value their art, antiques and collectables and she confidentially advises them through the maze of buying and selling. In order to learn more about these services contact 352-867-1863 or see http://www.artisticeye-fas.com/.
About Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont
(1880–1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived here, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.
Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America’s best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color. Graduate programs and a preeminent research library make Winterthur an important center for the study of American art and culture.
For more information about Winterthur and its programs see http://www.winterthur.org/ or call 800-448-3883.