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Coffee with a Curator: Staging the Abbey

  • Dates: December 14, 2021
  • Venue: Virtual Event
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Times: 10-10:30am
  • Admission: Free; registration required


This is an online program. An email containing a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants an hour and a half before the program begins.

Set dressing is the art of selecting the props and furniture to add to a stage or television production to give it the correct appearance and make it seem more accurate. From creating mood boards to identifying design eras, learn how museum curators, such as presenter Michael Ausbon, Curator of Decorative Arts, carefully researched and selected museum artifacts and other items to fashion the appropriate backdrops for Dressing the Abbey.