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 A Publication of the Winterthur Licensed Products Program
July 2010   |   Volume II   |   Issue III
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Dear Ellen,
Winterthur Licensed Products has a lot of news to share, from new partnerships to new products and interesting projects!  
In May we announced our licensing agreement with Connor Homes of Middlebury, Vermont.  The first line of historically authentic, architecturally detailed, "mill-built" Winterthur homes is now on the drawing boards.  Recently Scott Potter Designs joined our team of licensees.  The first collection of Scott Potter's exquisite handmade decoupage inspired by Winterthur will debut at the New York International Gift Fair in August. 
The exhibition Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend will open at Winterthur on October 2.  The show examines the life and work of the celebrated flagmaker and upholsterer. Discover the real Betsy Ross and learn about the origins of the legend of a simple seamstress honored by an unexpected chance to contribute to the independence movement.
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A snapshot from High Point Market
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Winterthur's Kristin DeMesse, Director of Licensed Products, and Albert Sack at the Hickory Chair Company showroom in High Point, North Carolina. The picture was taken during this April's market.  Hickory Chair Company offers furniture based on designs from both Winterthur Museum and Albert Sack.
Connor Homes visits Winterthur to research plans for first Winterthur Home collection
On June 3 and 4, Winterthur welcomed Michael Connor, Holly Kelton, Avery Hamilton, and Joel Dow from Connor Homes of Middlebury, Vermont.  Connor Homes was recently granted an exclusive license to design historically authentic homes inspired by Winterthur's extensive archives and architecture found on the estate.  During their visit, Connor Homes toured Winterthur's grounds, documenting several buildings on the estate, and spent hours in the Winterthur Library, examining documents and photographs in the Archives. 
Old Gate House
Old Gate House at Winterthur

Hamilton and Dow taking measurements
Measuring Gate House

Connor and Kelton studying images in the Winterthur Library Archives
Connor & Kelton Archives

NEW! Winterthur Licensed Products
Available Summer 2010
From Andrea by Sadek 
The Adams Rose Collection

Sadek Adams Rose plate

Sadek Adams Rose Pitcher  
Sadek Tea for One 

Caspari Winterthur Turkey napkin

Caspari Winterthur Angels
Caspari Winterthur Tree 
From Chamart
Limoges Porcelain Box 
Chamart Limoges box 
From Diane James Designs  
Fall/Winter 2010 Collection 
DJD magnolia bud vase
Diane James Designs pine and rose in silver 
Diane James Designs pine and rose arrangement 

Diane James Designs arrangement 

DJD Large bouquet

From Stark Wallcovering 
 Philadelphia Hall Wallpaper
Painted/embroidered on paper-backed silk
Stark Philadelphia Hall
Stark Philadelphia Hall line drawing
For more new products from Winterthur licensees, click here.


Scott Potter Designs 

Scott Potter Decoupage

Made in his studio in Portland, Maine, Scott Potter's handmade decoupage reflects the artist's eye for the refined and dramatic.  Carefully selected prints are interestingly arranged and adorned with gold, platinum, and colored gilding on handmade papers from around the world. 
Scott Potter has chosen beautifully colored images from the Winterthur Library to interpret for his first collection as a Winterthur licensee.  The handmade designs will be introduced at the New York International Gift Fair, August 15-19, 2010, Javits Center booth 9212. 
Kay Young

Kay Young

Winterthur Licensed Products is happy to have Kay Young on board as copy writer.  Kay is responsible for preparing educational copy for each and every licensed product approved by Winterthur, providing the interesting stories behind the design sources for Winterthur reproductions, adaptations, and interpretations.  She works closely with staff curators and editors to provide accurate histories and information.  As a Winterthur master interpreter, Kay is also available to lead focused group tours.

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Kay's 27 years of involvement with the Winterthur collection make her a wonderful source of knowledge about collection pieces, the estate, and H. F. du Pont.  She first joined Winterthur as a museum guide, then worked as a Yuletide program assistant, and a specialist in interpretation and training.  In 2001, Kay became an assistant curator of education and from 2002 to 2007 she served as manager of museum tours and guides.  
Revenue generated by the sale of licensed products supports the educational, preservation, and research programs of Winterthur Museum.

Kristin DeMesse
Director, Licensed Products
Susan Mathews
Licensed Products Assistant
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