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MESDA Summer Institute

March 25, 2010

MESDA Summer Institute: House and Home in the Early Chesapeake July 11 –
August 6, 2010 The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Winston-Salem,

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts is accepting applications
from graduate students, decorative arts professionals, and independent
scholars for the 34th MESDA Summer Institute.  The 2010 Summer Institute
explores the material culture of the Chesapeake Bay region, including the
piedmont and tidewater regions of Maryland, Virginia, and northeastern
North Carolina.

The University of Virginia visiting scholar for the 2010 Summer Institute
is Dr. Gretchen Buggeln.  Dr. Buggeln is Associate Professor, Humanities
and American Studies, Director of American Studies, and Phyllis and
Richard Duesenberg Professor of Christianity and the Arts at Christ
College, Valparaiso University. Dr. Buggeln earned her BA in history from
Dartmouth College, her MA from the University of Delaware, and the PhD in
American Studies from Yale University. Before coming to Valparaiso she
taught at the Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware MA Program in Early
American Culture and at Miami University of Ohio.

In addition to Dr. Buggeln, guest lecturers include leading scholars in
American material culture and Chesapeake history.  The program’s
month-long curriculum includes lectures, discussions, workshops, artifact
studies, research projects, and study trips to private and public

The MESDA Summer Institute is a partnership between the Museum of Early
Southern Decorative Arts and the University of Virginia’s Graduate Program
in the History of Art and Architecture.   Students receive three hours of
graduate credit through the University of Virginia.

Financial aid is available to qualified graduate students and museum

Applications are due April 20, 2010.

For more information – and an application – visit the 2010 Summer

Or contact Sally Gant at / 336-721-7361

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