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WIS 2015

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WIS 2015 - the 60th!! -  Birmingham, AL - April 22 - 25, 2015

 

60TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL WEDGWOOD INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

Birmingham Museum of Art

April 22-25, 2015

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:11 )
 

2015 Online Payment

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SEMINAR fee includes 3 lunches, receptions, Opening Night Banquet, Friday Night Dinner, breaks, Saturday Evening Banquet, entrance fees to museums & outside venues, speakers’ expenses, educational and facility services, and subsequent publication.

 

Seminar Fee:  The fee for the 2015 Seminar is $525.00 per person. 

If you prefer, you may pay in 3 installments of $175.00

 


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WIS 2015 Schedule

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REVISED SCHEDULE

 

Location

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sheraton

Hotel

3:00-5:00pm

Registration

Sheraton

Hotel

6:15-7:00pm

President’s Reception

Sheraton

Hotel

7:00-8:30pm

Dinner

Sheraton

Hotel

8:30pm

Sally’s Room

Location

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BMA*

9:00am

Welcome, Gail C. Andrews, The R. Hugh Daniel Director, Birmingham Museum of Art

Welcome, Mickey Hightower, President, Wedgwood International Seminar

BMA*

9:15-10:00am

Robin Emmerson, Curator emeritus, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, England

Wedgwood Jasper Chimney pieces – 1780 or 1880?

BMA*

10:00-10:45am

Adele Barnett, Founder and former president, The Wedgwood Society of Washington, D. C., Fairfax, VA

Shell Shock: Centuries of Wedgwood’s Shell Fancying

BMA*

10:45-11:15am

Coffee Break

BMA*

11:15-12:00pm

Margaret Carney, Founder and Director, The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

Great Moments in Ceramic History: Wedgwood for Example

BMA*

12:00-12:45pm

Graham C. Boettcher, Chief Curator, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art

“China” painting on Wedgwood

BMA*

12:45-2:00pm

Lunch and free time in the Museum (the Museum closes at 5:00pm)

BMA*

2:00-4:00pm

Afternoon activities, including library resources program; conservation lab visit; storage tour; soap-making with molds made from Wedgwood medallions from the BMA collection; hands-on session

Dinner on your own (see restaurant guide)

Sheraton

Hotel

Sally’s Room will be closed this evening

 

Location

Friday, April 24, 2015

BMA*

9:00-9:25am

Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Senior Curator, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art

The Swinging Sixties: Wedgwood Studio Potters

BMA*

9:25-9:45am

Robin Emmerson, Curator emeritus, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, England

Unrivalled Wedgwood. An Exhibition at the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Moscow

 

BMA*

9:45-10:30am

Colin Jones, Collector, Sydney, Australia

Wedgwood in Australian Public Collections

BMA*

10:30-11:15am

Coffee Break

BMA*

11:15-12:00pm

Ellen Gerth, Curator of Collections, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Tampa, FL

The Blue China Shipwreck: Staffordshire Ceramics for the US Market

BMA*

12:00-12:45pm

Harwood Johnson, FSA, Philadelphia, PA

Wedgwood & Bentley Medallions: Identifying Unknown Subjects

BMA*

12:45-2:00pm

Lunch and free time in the Museum (the Museum closes at 5:00pm)

BMA*

2:00-4:00pm

Afternoon activities, including library resources program; conservation lab visit; storage tour; soap-making with molds made from Wedgwood medallions from the BMA collection; hands-on session

Sheraton

Hotel

6:00-7:00pm

Skinner’s Reception

Sheraton

Hotel

7:00-8:30pm

Dinner – General meeting and regional reports

Sheraton

Hotel

8:30pm

Sally’s Room

 

Location

Saturday, April 25, 2015

BMA*

9:00-9:45am

Robin Emmerson, Curator emeritus, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, England

Wedgwood in the Empress’s Bedroom

BMA*

9:45-10:30am

Susan Egenolf, Associate professor, Department of English, Texas A & M University

Expeditionary Wedgwood: The Aesthetic Collapse of Time and Space

BMA*

10:30-11:00am

Coffee Break

BMA*

11:00-11:45am

Sandy Olubas, Collector, Milford, OH

Wedgwood and Wine:  From the Cellar to the Table

BMA*

11:45-1:00pm

Lunch and free time in the Museum (the Museum closes at 5pm)

1:00pm

Afternoon on your own

BMA*

6:00-7:00pm

Cocktail reception (cash bar)

BMA*

7:00-8:30pm

Annual banquet dinner at the Birmingham Museum of Art, with special guest Anthony Jones, CFO of WWRD, Barlaston, England

Sheraton

Hotel

8:30pm

Sally’s Room

 

 

BMA* - 

Birmingham Museum of Art

2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.

Birmingham, AL 35203

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 February 2015 18:59 )
 

2015 Hotel Reservations

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Our members will be able to get the seminar rate for 3 days prior to and 3 days after the seminar for those that might want to come early or stay later.

USE THIS LINK TO GET OUR GROUP RATE:

WIS 2015  -  April 22-25, 2015

Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

2101 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. North

Birmingham, AL 35203


Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 January 2015 01:15 )
 

Keith McLeod

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KEITH ALWYN McLEOD Ph.D.

 

Professor Emeritus, OISE, University of Toronto

Keith Alwyn McLeod of Toronto died suddenly on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Sunnybrook Hospital at the age of 79. The youngest child of Malcolm Roderick Marshall McLeod and Elizabeth (Betty) Amphlett McLeod, he was born on February 15, 1935 in Marcelin, Saskatchewan. Keith was predeceased by his siblings Roderick, Derril, Doreen, Valerie, and Ian and is survived by his brother Gordon as well as 20 nieces and nephews and 35 great-nieces and nephews.

Keith completed his doctorate in the History of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and joined the Faculty of Education at University of Toronto where he taught until his retirement in 1997. During his career, he was a leader in multicultural and intercultural teacher education, was the founding president of the Ontario Multicultural Association and a president of the Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education. He chaired multiple conferences, published extensively in this field and founded the journal Multiculturalism/Multiculturalisme in 1977 for which he was editor until 1992.

Keith had a great interest in Wedgwood pottery, editing some ten years of proceedings of its Annual Seminars, writing many articles, and authoring several books as well as co-curating an exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in 1997.

As well, Keith was a member and school sponsor of the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (P.A.C.E.) Canada since its inception in 1987, and was awarded the Pacesetter Award for his contributions to the organization in 2003. In 2010 he was named a Patron of the organization.

Keith loved to see the world in all its diversity, travelling extensively to such places as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Iceland, India, Kenya, Norway, Peru, Raasay, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Turkey and Uganda, to name a few. He had a unique sense of humour and enjoyed a broad base of friends locally, nationally and internationally in his life. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched, most especially by his family of friends in Toronto - Ralph, Susan, Jim, Mary, Vandra, Mavis, and the rest of the 'gang.'

An interment service will be held in the VISITATION CENTRE of MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, 375 Mt. Pleasant Road at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to P.A.C.E. Canada at www.pacecanada.org, an organization whose work was close to his heart. Further information and an opportunity to share condolences, reminiscences, and photographs on his life can be found online at www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=keith-mcleod-phd&pid=173456195&fhid=9911#sthash.aMsOyVyW.dpuf

 

(As found here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=keith-mcleod-phd&pid=173456195&fhid=9911 )

Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 December 2014 19:29 )
 

Hacking Update

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Well it has been interesting!

I have a majority of the WIS website up and running again, so I have opened it back up to the public.

There still is work to be done, and some areas (Photos) are not accessible at this time.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Latest News on the fate of the Wedgwood Museum

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WIS Officers

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President

Mickey D. Hightower, TX

First Vice President

Cyndi Andrews, CA

Second Vice President

Dr. Ellis Rubin, PA

Treasurer

Michael T. Smith, CA

Recording Secretary

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, AL

Board of Governors

Adele I. Barnett, VA

Gaye Blake Roberts, UK

Alan Erickson, MO

Jeffrey Hoffman, MA 

Lorraine C. Horn*, MA

Edward L. Knowles, MD

Paul H. Lauer, CT

Sandra Olubas, OH 

Dr. Nancy Ramage, NY

Robert J. Reichner, IL

Stuart Slavid, MA 

Director of Seminars

Mickey D. Hightower, TX

Proceedings Editor & Archivist

Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, AL

Public Relations Chairman

Adele I. Barnett, VA

Webmaster

Alan Erickson, MO

Curatorial Consultant

Gaye Blake Roberts, UK

Honorary Board

Daisy Wade Bridges*, NC

Earl L. Buckman*, TX 

Frank Coleman, NC

Dr. Alvin Kanter, IL

Dorothy Lee Jones, MA

Muriel D. Polikoff*, PA

* Past President

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:19 )
 

New WIS Index

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Many, many thanks to Alton Powell for grant the WIS permission to place his index of WIS papers in the 'Members Only" section of the Discussion Area.

 Also many thanks to Paul Thomas for transcribing Alton's index into Excel and bringing it up to date!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:39 )
 

About WIS

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    Although  the Wedgwood International Seminar was established in 1956, in fact, there were rumblings about an organization  in 1955 when Harry and Nettie  Buten met with Hensleigh Wedgwood, then head of Wedgwood USA, and began to conjure up the outlines of  what has been called for over fifty years the WIS. 

      The first Seminar was held in Philadelphia April 13-14, 1956. Since that year the Seminars have been held in many cities in the United States as well as in Canada and Britain.  At the Seminars illustrated lectures are featured as well as exhibitions, visits to collections, visits to antique fairs, auctions, and member’s demonstrations of their ‘finds.’ The Proceedings of the Seminars are subsequently published and some of the back-issues are still available.  Most of all the annual Seminars give members the opportunity to hear the latest research, the latest news, and keep abreast of events 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 November 2009 16:29 )
 

Membership

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You are welcome to join the WIS by sending a membership fee in US funds. 

(couple $50, single $35, students $20 -- add $10 outside US) to: 

Mr. Michael Smith, TreasurerWIS,  31 Lincoln Place, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1970, US

Make money orders or cheques out to WIS 

Click here for a hard copy membership form. 

You can register online by clicking HERE. 

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Links / Addresses

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Listed below are the addresses of Wedgwood Collectors organizations and groups:

Wedgwood International Seminar,
c/o  Mr. Michael Smith, Treasurer – WIS
PO Box 674
Ontario, CA 91762-8674, USA
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The Wedgwood Society of Australia, 
 The Secretary,
 Ms Anne Stephenson
 The Wedgwood Society of Australia Inc.
 PO Box 425,
 BLACK ROCK VIC 3193 
 AUSTRALIA

The Wedgwood Society of Boston
Lorraine C. Horn, President
132 Middle St. Braintree, MA   02184-4841 
Webpage: www.Wedgwoodsociety.org 

Wedgwood Society of Washington, D.C.
Adele I. Barnett, President
3505 Stringfellow Court,
Fairfax, VA, 22033
Ph (703) 437 7997
Webpage: www.WedgwoodCapital.org

The Wedgwood Society of New South Wales, Australia                                                                                                     
PO Box 385
EASTWOOD NSW 2122, Australia
Webpage: www.wedgwoodsociety.org.au

The Wedgwood Society of Queensland, Australia   
PO Box 97
Annerley, 4103, Australia
Contact:Beverley Smith, Susan Tobin
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Wedgwood Society of Southern California,
P O Box 4334
Palm Springs, Ca. 92263, USA
 Webpage:  http://www.wedgwoodsocalif.org/

There are also organizations in Detroit, Philadelphia, Australia, and England.   


Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 March 2013 04:14 )