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Creating Brilliance: A 21st-Century Look at 19th-Century Lighting

A Winterthur Conference

October 27–28, 2017

Join curators, specialists, collectors, enthusiasts, and preservation and technology experts for a conference exploring social and material histories of artificial light in North American interiors. For information and registration, call 800.448.3883.





Images: Peddler’s Trade Catalogue, Paris, France, 1806–13. Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Winterthur Library; Argand lamps, England, 1785–95. Gift of Henry Francis du Pont. 1961.1692.1 A-D-.2 A-D; Solar lamp, Cornelius & Company, Philadelphia, 1849–51. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Special Fund for Collection Objects. 1992.111

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