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On the Curator's Desk


Now This Is a Desk Job!

Posted on 11/16/2017 by Jean Sexton

Although her day-to-day responsibilities may include anything from cleaning 100-year-old china to inhibiting biologic growth on outdoor statuary, when Genevieve Bieniosek, Furniture Conservator,...

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Conserving the Claude Room Fireplace

Posted on 10/12/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

Renee Jolly, Biltmore’s Objects Conservator, has recently been working on inpainting losses in the gilding of the Claude Room’s marble fireplace. Inpainting is a conservation term...

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Viva Voce: Biltmore’s Oral History Program

Posted on 09/12/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

Have you ever wondered how exactly our Museum Services department knows so much about life on the estate during the Vanderbilts' era? “Many of the documents in our archives are...

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On the Archivist’s Desk: A Century’s Worth of Records

Posted on 01/09/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

Biltmore archivist Jill Hawkins is responsible for cataloging, managing, and preserving Biltmore’s historic records. With over a century’s worth of manuscripts, books, photographs,...

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Tracking, Polishing, Repairing: Behind the Scenes of Christmas at Biltmore

Posted on 11/14/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(8)

To say that decorating for Christmas at Biltmore is an enormous task would be an understatement. Of course, the amount of décor brought into the house is staggering, but have you ever...

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