WIS - Wedgwood International Seminar

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Schedule of Events - WIS 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 20183:00 - 5:00 PM


8:00 PMWelcome reception at the hotel followed by dinner Sally’s Room
Thursday, April 26, 20189:00amWelcome – Mickey Hightower, WIS President
9:15amEdward Knowles, collector and independent scholar –The Soane Code Odyssey 1753-1879. New Theories, Enigmas andSecrets. Part I
10:00amCoffee Break

Dr. Nancy Ramage, professor emerita, Ithaca College, Confused Identities: Ariadne andCleopatra from the Vatican to Victorians

11:15amRebecca Klarner, Collections and Curatorial Services Officer, Wedgwood Museum –Norman Wilson at Wedgwood
1:00pmWoody Johnson, collector and independent scholar –Wedgwood, Franklin and the Abolition of Slavery
1:45pmSandy Olubas, collector and independent scholar –Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright: William Blake at Wedgwood
2:30pmFree afternoon
Dinner on your own or dinner at the hotel
[Board Meeting]
Sally's Room
Friday, April 27, 20188:30amBuses depart from the hotel for Texas A & M University, College Station
10:30amArrive at university, welcome and brief introduction by Professor Susan Egenolf, curator of Gods in the Western Midlands: the Immortal Achievements of Wedgwood, Woodall & Webb. Visit exhibition.
12:00pmLunch on campus
1:00pmBuses depart from Texas A & M University
3:00pmCollection visit at the home of Eugene and Loretta Core, Kingwood, TX, including light refreshments
4:30pmBuses depart for hotel
5:30pmArrive at hotel
Dinner on your own. Sally’s Room closed.
Saturday, April 28, 20189:30amAnnual General Meeting, including individual regional reports
10:00amRebecca Klarner, Collections and Curatorial Services Officer, Wedgwood Museum – The Wedgwood Museum opens its Jewelry Box
10:45amCoffee Break
11:15amEdward Knowles, collector and independent scholar – The Soane Code Odyssey 1753-1879. New Theories, Enigmas and Secrets. Part II
1:00pmMargaret Burnham, Objects Conservator, Birmingham Museum of Art – The Rights and Wrongs of Wedgwood Covers
1:30pmPeggy Kerner, collector and independent scholar – Seeing theWorld with Wedgwood Eyes
2:15pmFree afternoon
6:00pmCocktail reception and annual dinner
Sally’s Room
Room Rates ($129.00) Are In Effect From April 22nd to April 29th
a few rooms are available at the seminar rate past Sunday by phone
Reservations Cut Off Date Is April 11, 2018

If you reserve by phone our group code is WIS



WIS 2018  -  April 25-28, 2018

The Crowne Plaza Hotel River Oaks

2712 Southwest Freeway

Houston, TX 77098

(800) 227-6963

For Hotel Booking Purposes, Please Reserve Your Hotel Room By April 11, 2018.

You may still register and pay for the seminar until April 15, 2018,

but the cut off date for the hotel room reservation is April 11, 2018.


SEMINAR fee includes 2 banquets, 3 lunches, 2 receptions, breaks ,speakers' expenses, museum visits, educational and facility services, and subsequent publication.

Seminar Fee: The fee for the 2018 Seminar is $570.00 per person.

If you prefer, you may pay in 3 installments of $190.00


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