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Jon Kay on September 21, 2012

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia601507.us.archive.org/24/items/Episode28carrieHertz-folkArtsCurator/ArtisanAncestorPodcastCarrieHertz_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Download (29.3MB) In this episode, I talk with Folk Art Curator Carrie Hertz about her work at the Castellani Art Museum, where she has just opened an exhibition about Irish Lace making traditions. We talk about her collaboration with Molly Carroll, a lace collector and restorer to produce this beautiful exhibit and discuss how […]

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http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia600406.us.archive.org/4/items/Aa0026Sima-summerInstitueOfMuseumAnthropologyAtTheSmithsonian/Episode26_smithsonianInstitution_summer_institue.mp3Podcast: Download (29.3MB) In this episode of Artisan Ancestors, I talk with Dr. Candace Greene, who directs the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology or SIMA for he National Museum of Natural History, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution. She is an ethnologist at the Smithsonian and has an adjunct appointment with George Washington University […]

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Jon Kay on December 30, 2010

I find pocket microscopes like the  Carson MM-200 Pocket Microscope to be a necessary tool in my work with historical photographs.  This inexpensive scope combined with the information and photo samples available at the www.graphicatlas.org, help me to identify historic photographic materials and processes. Being able to recognize a photographs support material, binding and surface […]

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Jon Kay on November 22, 2010

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia700707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode6_TheTennesseeSamplerSurvey.mp3Podcast: Download (26.7MB) In this episode we talk with  historic preservationist John Staicer, who helped save the last 19th century saddletree factory in the United States. John not only helped place this vernacular treasure of Madison, Indiana  on the National Register Historic District, but he and several other professionals and volunteers worked to maintain the […]

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