Published: September 26, 2000
Joshua W. Lane Succeeds Philip Zea
DEERFIELD, MASS. – Joshua W. Lane has been named assistant curator of furniture at Historic Deerfield. Formerly curator of The Stamford (Conn.) Historical Society, Lane replaces Philip Zea, now curator of furniture at Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
In announcing Joshua Lane’s appointment executive director Donald R. Friary said, “I am very happy to welcome Lane to the staff of Historic Deerfield. He comes to us with a strong decorative arts background and solid experience in research and teaching. He will be an important complement to the museum’s talented curatorial staff.
“I am especially pleased that we are able to appoint yet another Historic Deerfield Summer Fellow to oversee the interpretation and care of our internationally known furniture and related decorative arts collections,” Friary continued. “Josh succeeds Phil Zea, a 1973 Summer Fellow, whose distinguished career at Historic Deerfield spanned 18 years. Staff and Trustees look forward to working with Josh and to learning more about our furniture collection from him.”
A native of Hartford, Conn., Lane is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College with a master’s degree in American Studies from Yale University, where he is a doctoral candidate. Prior to his appointment at The Stamford Historical Society, he served as visiting instructor, Department of History and American Studies, at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and as a visiting lecturer in American Studies at Yale.
While at Yale, Lane was awarded the Marcia Brady Tucker Museum Fellowship, the John F. Enders Research Grant, and the McNeil Fellowship in American Decorative Arts.
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