Joanne Martin Lukacher

March 6, 2013.

Joanne Martin Lukacher talks about her book, Imitation and Improvement: The Norfolk Sampler Tradition, published by In The Company of Friends Press, 2013.

This new volume identifies and interprets a distinctive body of samplers executed by the girls of Norfolk during a dramatic time of social and cultural change in late 18th-century Britian."

 Joanne Martin Lukacher is an independent scholar, curator, and historic preservationist,  and an authority on historic samplers and their makers.  She curated the exhibition in 2004 at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center entitled: "Thanks Be to My Friends: Selected Samplers from the Collections of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College."

55:17 minutes.


Thomas Hill said...

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Julie said...

Wonderful interview - thank you very much!


Becky in Wa said...

Wonderful interview! Enjoyed it very much, even though I have read it all, hearing Joanne is so enjoyable. Such a good way to share this information with a group who might not be as familiar with this area of study.

Anonymous said...

Great to hear this! Learbed a lot. Samplers deserve study and erudition as works of art & historic objects. Bravo!