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Calling Rapaljes, Rapeljes, Raplees and all descendants!

Get ready for some surprising encounters when you visit the Brooklyn Museum’s beloved period rooms this February, when several of the rooms will be the…

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The Schenck Houses – their story through the Museum Library and Archives

Drawing by Daniel M. C. Hopping. From the book American interiors, 1675-1885: a guide to the American period rooms in the Brooklyn Museum by Marvin…

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What does it take to install the Period Rooms?

Q: What does it take to install the Period Rooms? A: A whole lot of people! In future posts, we’ll describe how the Schenck House…

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Why did we paint the Schenck House red?

The Jan Martense Schenck House is scheduled to re-open to the public in July. It has moved from its original location on the 4th floor…

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Schenck House De-Installation 2004

In 2004, the Jan Martense Schenck House was completely dismantled to make room for the construction of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art….

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