Curators At Home: From the Vault

Time Period
16,000 BCE to 1622 CE
1623 to 1763
1764 to 1824
1825 to 1860
1861 to 1876
1877 to 1924
1925 to Today
Media Type
Art & Architecture
Dr. William Rasmussen

This program from May 1, 2020, is part of our Curators At Home Series taped by curatorial staff members from their own homes as they worked remotely in response to COVID-19.

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture cares for a collection of nearly 9 million items so only a small fraction is on display at one time. Dig deep into the vault and explore the stories behind a pair of rare life portraits of President James Madison and his wife Dolley, and an 1830s French wallpaper depicting one of Virginia’s most iconic natural wonders.

Presenter: Dr. William Rasmussen, Senior Museum Collections Curator & Lora M. Robins Curator of Art