History of Decorative Arts
George Mason University in Partnership with Smithsonian Associates

MA in History of Decorative Arts

Luiza deCamargo, 2012

Luiza deCamargo

Luiza recently accepted the position of Assistant Curator at the Society of Arts & Crafts in Boston. Reflecting on her experience at the HDA program, Luiza reports she is "very pleased with the education I received in the Master's Program in the History of Decorative Arts."

"I learned much about objects themselves in classes such as Survey of Silver and Textile Analysis & Connoisseurship, and also about the contexts of artwork in classes like American Ceramics and Arts & Crafts. Importantly, our program also offered classes in Museum Management & Operations, which has been immensely useful as a starting point to understanding how museums work. I also want to point out that the internships and fellowships along the way prepared me to work in various settings and provided me with "on the job" training prior to securing a full time position."

"I finished the program with a head full of knowledge, a competitive resume, and a support system that continues to this day. The friends I made along the way have stayed close, and I have had the pleasure to work with others during my tenure as the Curatorial Assistant at the Asheville Art Museum. I am looking forward to connecting with alumns in Boston, as friends and colleagues."

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