The symposium “Commonplace Yet Extraordinary: Design Histories of Everyday Objects” will take place Friday May 16, 2008 at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware between 9 am and 5 pm.
Elizabeth Shove (Lancaster University) will deliver the opening keynote and Glenn Porter (Director Emeritus of the Hagley Museum and Library) will summarize the symposium’s proceedings in a closing address. In addition several speakers will discuss the design of ordinary household objects, including stoves, crockery, and kitchen appliances such as the Cuisinart. Other presentations will consider the design of objects such as the merry-go-round, camping gear, and subway turnstiles. Noted industrial designer Sam Highberger, creator of many products including the Secretary Thermo-Fax machine, also will address the meeting.
Registration is free but required.
To register or for more information contact Carol Ressler Lockman, Hagley Museum and Library, clockman@Hagley.org 302-658-2400, or go to www.Hagley.org.
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