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October 6, 2002

Emily Roberts named assistant curator of historic interiors

Emily Roberts has been named assistant curator of historic interiors. Roberts has worked with the foundation for the last two years as a Historic Area attendant, textile conservation technician, and as a curatorial assistant to textile curator Linda Baumgarten and associate textile curator Kim Ivey.

Before coming to Colonial Williamsburg, Roberts worked as an intern in the textile conservation department at the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, studying and cataloging the museum’s important collection of 18th- and 19th-century household textiles.

“Having started her career in museums at the tender age of eight, Emily brings an abiding enthusiasm for historic interiors combined with a deep knowledge of the Historic Area to her new position,” said Robert Leath, associate curator of historic interiors.

Roberts will continue in her current role through the end of October, conserving objects and assisting with the installation of the foundation’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition, “The Language of Clothing.”

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