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Corie, Museum Store Manager

Corie, Museum Store Manager

January 04, 2016First name? Corie-ann What is your title and what role does your position play at the Driehaus Museum? Museum Store Manager – My job is to ensure the day to day running of the Museum Store. I also choose and buy all of the merchandise and set up all of our displays.Read Article

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Emily, Museum Guide

December 02, 2015Our staff is always asked about our backgrounds and how they came to work at the Driehaus Museum. So we wanted to share some of our amazing team with everyone. And, as always, let us know if you have any other questions.Read Article

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Laura-Caroline, Collections & Exhibitions Manager

September 14, 2015Our staff is always asked about our backgrounds and how they came to work at the Driehaus Museum. So we wanted to share some of our amazing team with everyone. And, as always, let us know if you have any other questions.Read Article

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Claire, Museum Guide

August 10, 2015Our staff is always asked about our backgrounds and how they came to work at the Driehaus Museum. So we wanted to share some of our amazing team with everyone. And, as always, let us know if you have any other questions.Read Article

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Lindsay, Marketing Manager

July 17, 2015Our staff is always asked about our backgrounds and why we ended up working for the Driehaus Museum. So we wanted to share some of our amazing team with everyone. And, as always, let us know if you have any other questions.Read Article

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[Q&A] Introducing Winter Book Club!

January 30, 2014The Driehaus Museum is excited to introduce its first Book Club series. We begin the series with Sally Sexton Kalmbach’s book Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer’s Chicago. The Jewel of the Gold Coast book clubs take place on January 30th and February 5th. Here is a brief selection from the book, as well as a conversation with Anna Wolff, Driehaus Museum Educator.Read Article

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[Q&A] Introducing the Museum Store!

July 12, 2013The Driehaus Museum Store is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday, July 13. Here is a sneak peek of just a few of the beautiful items you’ll find inside, as well as a conversation with Corie Walcott, the Driehaus Museum Store Coordinator.Read Article

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Help Wanted! Q&A with the Actors of the Servants’ Tour

July 08, 2013Help Wanted: The Summer Servants’ Tour, the Driehaus Museum’s first living history tour, debuted in 2012 and has become one of our most popular programs.Read Article

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[Q&A] with Erin Feher of California Home+Design Magazine

April 24, 2013Last week we welcomed Erin Feher, the journalist and author of a forthcoming book about San Francisco’s residential architectural heritage, to the Museum as part of the Nickerson Lecture Series. Read Article

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Announcing ‘Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection’

April 16, 2013Remember last week, when we told you that our second-floor galleries are intended to someday play host to decorative arts exhibitions? Well, the time has (almost) come.Read Article

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[Q&A] with Rolf Achilles of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows

March 19, 2013It’s become a Nickerson Lecture Series tradition to welcome a local scholar for the first lecture of the season.Read Article

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Behind the Scenes of the Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series

February 25, 2013Named for the man who commissioned the historic mansion the Driehaus Museum lives in today, the Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series is one of our most popular programs. Read Article

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WBEZ Architecture Critic Lee Bey Talks with ‘Lost Chicago’ Authors

December 17, 2012The following blog post by WBEZ architecture critic Lee Bey, originally titled “New ‘Lost Chicago’ Book Explores the City That Once Was,” was published November 29, 2012, on his blog,.Read Article

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[Q&A] with Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute

October 25, 2012Last week the Driehaus Museum welcomed Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio, director and chief curator at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in Utica, New York, and the final lecturer of the 2012 Nickerson Lecture Series season.Read Article

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[You Asked] Didn’t This Building Used to be Black?

October 04, 2012You Asked… Didn’t the Nickerson Mansion used to be black? And how did conservationists manage to clean the exterior?Read Article

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[Q&A] with Dr. Caroline Hellman of City University of New York

September 24, 2012This year marks the 150th birthday of Edith Wharton, and Dr. Caroline Hellman—associate professor of English in New York—graciously accepted our invitation to speak about the writer and interior designer for our Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series.Read Article

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[You Asked] What Was Mrs. Nickerson Like?

June 02, 2012Today’s blog is part of an occasional series dedicated to answering visitors’ questions.Read Article

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[Q&A] with Caitlin Emery of the Preservation Society of Newport County

May 14, 2012Last week, East Coast native Caitlin Emery traveled—she admitted—as far west as she’s ever been, to deliver a lecture entitled Innovation and Opulence: Stanford White and the Kingscote Dining Room at the Driehaus Museum.Read Article