Meet the Board:
Alice is the Curator of Collections at the New York Yacht Club.
What was one of your favorite memories from your time as a Fellow?
One of my favorite parts of the program is the opportunity to travel to see different craftsmen, historic sites, and alumni. A trip that stands out to me was our visit to London as part of the English Design History course. I still remember having to run to keep up with Brock and our guide, Angus, as we toured the city the morning we arrived. While a whirlwind, it was amazing to visit so many sites and be able to discuss them with my cohort. It wasn’t just the travel but the traveling companions that made the visits so memorable.
Give me a funny anecdote or memorable moment from your days as a Fellow.
Each year the graduating fellows take a class photo. We decided to create a “Clue” themed image. You know, Colonel Mustard in the Wentworth Room with a posset pot or Ms. Scarlet in the Empire Bedroom with a curtain tie back, sort of thing. We each chose an object from the education collection or brought in from home so we could take them throughout the house. We ended up selecting an image where we are carefully holding our props, so no one thought we were actually going to throw a Chinese export plate or hit each other with a cabriole leg. We always adhered to proper care and handling practices for collection pieces!
What advice do you have for current Fellows?
Take time outside of your coursework to explore the stacks, wander through the house and stroll through the gardens. You never know what you’ll stumble upon.
You probably already realize what a strong network you have but use it! It is never too early to reach out to alums in the field. We are here to support you.