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Lydia Blackmore

Decorative Arts Curator

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Lydia Blackmore

Lydia Blackmore is the Decorative Arts Curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection. She earned an MA and a certificate in museum studies from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware and holds a degree in history from the College of William and Mary. She has over 10 years of experience studying and curating American Decorative Arts in public and private collections such as Colonial Williamsburg, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and the US Supreme Court. At The Historic New Orleans Collection, Blackmore makes acquisitions for the material culture collection, manages preservation projects, and curates exhibitions, including Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans, Pieces of History: 10 years of Decorative Arts Field Work in the Gulf South, and Making Mardi Gras.

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