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Volume 26, Number 4 — April 2019

WKMA awarded a two-year post graduate fellowship

February 04, 2019

ABINGDON, VA — William King Museum of Art announces the Decorative Arts Trust has awarded the museum a two-year post graduate fellowship around its Cultural Heritage Project. With matching funds from the Henry Luce Foundation, the fellowship will advance the project’s research and take its records online for global access. Emory & Henry College has provided additional support in the form of housing.

Through an application process, the museum has selected James Andrew Walton as its Decorative Arts Trust Digital Humanities Fellow.

Walton, who is a native of Roanoke, Virginia, has an undergraduate degree in history and anthropology from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, and a graduate degree in Material Culture and Public Humanities from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The goal of the Cultural Heritage Project is to provide, through its research, exhibitions, collections, and publications, a full and accurate appreciation for the decorative arts legacy of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

The museum is open seven days a week: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

For information on exhibitions or events at William King Museum of Art visit ​www.williamkingmuseum.org​ or call 276-628-5005.

William King Museum of Art is located at 415 Academy Drive, off West Main Street or Russell Road, in Abingdon. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the William King Museum of Art is a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a member of the Virginia Association of Museums, and is funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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