Investigating a pair of luxury jade vessels from the Qing Dynasty, with curator Clarissa von Spee…
Glenn Adamson talks all about leather, one of the oldest as well as the commonest human-worked materials.
Benjamin Miller continues his odyssey through the PEM’s James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Collection Center…
The Peabody Essex Museum welcomes host Benjamin Miller behind the scenes into their Collection Center, a state of the art storage and viewing facility for many of their curious objects.
In 1963, archaeologists from the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York began excavations in an ancient Levantine town called Jalamet…
An excerpt from the book The New Antiquarians takes us into the Maine home of a young clothing designer turned folk art collector and dealer.
Henry VII commissioned thirty of these richly embroidered vestments called “copes,” for the English clergy, helping to lay the foundation for that special blend of religion, power, and material prestige that would mark the reign of his son, the notorious Henry VIII.
Kay Collier, owner of Kathryn Hastings and Company, talks to host Ben Miller about her business and her collection of antique stamps.
All about Gilded Age silver, with Curious Objects and the Gilded Gentleman.
For nearly two hundred years, from his death in 1823, New York potter Thomas Commeraw was out of sight. In the digital age it finally became possible to positively identify him: as a prosperous free Black craftsman with a manufactory in Corlears Hook.