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Smithsonian-Mason Field School

Smithsonian-Mason Field School at University of Glasgow

June 30 – July 11, 2014

Join the Smithsonian-Mason MA in the History of Decorative Arts program for a summer experience that will enrich and inspire you. This 3-credit graduate-level course is led by curators and specialists in the research and preservation of Scotland's artistic and cultural heritage.

Treasure Houses of Scotland
Collectors and Collections

Explore Scotland’s great houses and gardens, known for magnificent architecture and interiors filled with the finest collections of furniture, ceramics, silver, textiles and other decorative arts. This varied and stimulating summer course offers students the opportunity to closely study Scotland’s preeminent collections of decorative arts. Particular focus is paid to the history of individual collectors and collections, as well as 18th- and 19th-century social and architectural history. The course features behind-the-scenes visits to historic houses and gardens, master classes with renowned experts, study sessions at museum collections in Glasgow, and access to the University Library for research.

Open to all current graduate students and those holding a bachelor’s degree, this 3-credit graduate-level course (earned through George Mason University) offers first-hand experiences in Scotland’s treasure houses and guided access to its historic decorative arts collections. Don’t need graduate credit? Contact us for information about auditing. 

Tuition and Housing: $4,900 
(includes 13 nights in University housing—single room with private bath) 

For more information, please visit hda.gmu.edu/glasgow or contact Nenette Arroyo (202-633-8629; narroyo@gmu.edu)