History of Design and Curatorial Studies

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Course Spotlight – Integrating Materials and Techniques: Metals, Sculptures & Woods in European Decorative Arts 1600-1850

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In January 2017, the MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies was glad to welcome scholar and Victoria and Albert curator Tessa…

2017 MA HDCS Graduate Student Symposium Now Available to Watch Online

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  On April 7th and 8th, 2017, the Parsons/Cooper Hewitt MA program on the History of Design and Curatorial Studies held its Twenty-Sixth Annual Graduate…

Laura Auricchio to Sit on Panel Exploring US-France Cultural Encounters at the White House

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ADHT Professor Laura Auricchio will be participating in the France in the White House Symposium, to be held May 4th in Washington, DC. The full-day…

Announcing Objective 3 and Digital Archive

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The MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies is proud to present the third issue of Objective, its annually published student journal. Debuting…

Design & Displacement: 26th Annual Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium

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The Twenty-Sixth Annual Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Design Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 8 pm Saturday, April 8,…

Faculty Publication: David Brody Exposes the Ways Hotels Work—or don’t work— for Housekeepers

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  UPDATE: Click here to read The Atlantic’s piece on Professor Brody’s latest work, Housekeeping by Design. David Brody, ADHT Associate Professor of Design Studies, pulls readers…

INSIDE (hi)STORIES – From the Planning of the Kitchen to the Planning of the Nation: Exhibiting Homes in Postwar Britain

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  On February 21st, Dr. Harriet Atkinson, University of Brighton, lectured on “‘From The Planning of the Kitchen to the Planning of the Nation’: Exhibiting…

First Year Student Spotlight: Ria Murray, Lee B. Anderson Memorial Fund Scholarship Recipient

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Ria Murray’s love of the decorative arts was born over many childhood trips to museums and historic houses with her grandparents, a musician and and…

MA HDCS/Parsons ADHT co-hosts Symposium with The Modern Interiors Research Centre

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On November 18th, 2016, the MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies/Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory joined forces…

INSIDE (hi)STORIES: The Interiors and Restoration of the Hôtel Beauharnais

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  Video recordings of this lecture are available: Part 1 Part 2


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Offered jointly with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in New York, the History of Design and Curatorial Studies program leads to a master of arts degree. Graduates go on to careers as historians, curators, and scholars in museums, universities, historic houses, auction houses, and galleries.

Visit the main Parsons site for more information about the MA in History of Design and Curatorial Studies, including Curriculum and Admission Requirements.