Kedra Kearis (PhD candidate) named Collections Fellow at The Preservation Society of Newport County for 2022-23
During her fellowship, Kedra will be responsible for the survey, research, and interpretation of works by French designer Jules Allard.
The Preservation Society of Newport County holds the largest collections of works by Jules Allard, whose businesses in Paris and New York catered to a clientele of wealthy, socially ambitious Gilded Age Americans. This collection comprises interior paneling and architectural designs as well as furnishings and decorative objects. The Jules Allard Furniture Survey constitutes a collaboration between curatorial and conservation, which will spread across four mansion sites - Marble House (1892), The Breakers (1895), The Elms (1901), and Rosecliff (1902).