"Saving Sacred Things: A Conference of preserving Catholic Art and Artifacts"
will be July 16-18 at Catholic University in Washington D.C. It will address why we need
to preserve American Catholic art and artifacts; how we each can do so in our individual
organizations or dioceses by setting up museums or heritage rooms; and how we can
do so collectively by identifying common problems and working together to provide
training and support to overcome them. Registration fee: $70. Rooms available at Catholic
University at $37 and $31 a night. Contact Timothy Meagher at Meagher@cua.edu or 202-319-5065.
Winterthur Museum in Delaware is organizing a conference on "The Visual Culture of
American Religions," featuring new scholarship in American art and religion, October
22 and 23. Topics include fine and applied arts, religious architecture, and mass-produced
pictures. A special panel will explore the implications for todays museums of this
new study of religious visual culture. Project scholar Leigh Schmidt will present a paper,
and dean of American religious historians Martin Marty will provide summary remarks. The
conference is supported by the Lilly Endowment Inc. For more information call 800-448-3883
or visit their web site at www.winterthur.org.