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  • We acquired this object.

1921

  • Work on this object began.

2022

Photograph, Students Studing the Collection, Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

This is a Photograph. It is dated 1921. Its medium is reproduction. It is a part of the department.

Photographs show students actively engaging with the collection, studying and sketching from works on view. Textiles, which could not be handled, required the invention of display cases with interior sliding panels. The museum primarily served students, professionals, and the general public, and its proximity to the Women’s Art School at Cooper Union meant that many of these student visitors were women.

It is credited Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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