Interpretive Planning – An Ongoing Process

Over the past seven years, Dumbarton House has, in one way or another, been developing an interpretive plan for our museum. I am fortunate as the Education Manager to inherit this project at a stage when we have funding and […] Read more ›

Museum Loans, the Back Story

by Scott Scholz, Deputy Director and Curator, Dumbarton House Have you ever looked at an object label in a museum, noticed it was a loan, and wondered how the museum knew where to find it? As a fledgling curator nearly […] Read more ›

The Collection Move: Plan, Plan, and Plan some more

As Dumbarton House is temporarily closed for installation of a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and cooling) system, we want to share our behind-the-scenes experience and learning online. Over the coming months, staff and guest contributor reflections will be posted here […] Read more ›

More to Come

Dumbarton House is temporarily closed while we renovate for a new sustainable HVAC system. During this six month process we’ll be giving you an in-depth behind the scenes look at how this project unfolds. You’ll hear from various members of […] Read more ›