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PDAS Call for Research Proposals

PDAS Call for Research Proposals

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The Piscataqua Decorative Arts Society (PDAS) Call for Research Proposals. Due October 1, 2013. Stipend of $1,000 for successful applicant.
The Piscataqua Decorative Arts Society (PDAS) Call for Research Proposals. Due October 1, 2013. Stipend of $1,000 for successful applicant.

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Published by: Kimberly Alexander on Feb 08, 2013
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Research StipendInvitation for ProposalsDue October 1, 2013
The Piscataqua Decorative Arts Society is a non-profit organizationfounded in 2001 with a two-fold mission: to promote original historicalresearch into the arts of the region and to ensure access to the results of thatresearch through publication. The Society’s primary focus is the greaterPiscataqua River area of New Hampshire, southern Maine and northernEssex County, Massachusetts.In 2007, the Society established a $1,000 Research Stipend to be awardedperiodically to a proposal for in-depth historical study into an aspect of theregion’s fine and decorative arts, including the disciplines of music,architecture and archaeology. The recipient chosen for the stipend willconduct the research as outlined in his/her written proposal, deliver itsresults in a presentation before the Society and submit a written copy of thepresentation, which will be published in a compilation of the Society’ssponsored lectures. The stipend will be presented at the time of the lecture.The first research stipend was awarded in 2008 for an analysis of SouthBerwick, Maine cabinetmaker, Joseph Murphey’s account books. Thesecond was awarded in 2012 for research into Tiffany Studios Stained GlassWindows in local Coastal Churches. Ideas for future research topics include(but are not limited to): Pepperrell family furniture and associateddecorative arts, especially objects owned by the family now residing inlocal collections; textiles from the mills at Cocheco, Exeter, Salmon Fallsand others; early local glassware and ceramics; 18th and 19th century farmsin the Piscataqua area; regional tradesmen such as clockmakers,

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