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Dressing the Mannequins of Glamour on Board

Posted on 01/04/2018 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

After almost two years of planning, Biltmore’s newest costume exhibition, Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie, is beginning to come to life. While key costumes from the film have...

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Fabulous Fashion Find Yields Titanic Results

Posted on 12/21/2017 by Jean Sexton

With our new exhibition Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie, we are celebrating not only the 20th anniversary of the iconic film that won 11 Oscars®, including Best Picture and...

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Now This Is a Desk Job!

Posted on 11/16/2017 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

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(2)

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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