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Historic Deerfield Names New Assistant Curator
DEERFIELD, MA (December 4, 2018)--Historic Deerfield, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel S. Sousa to Assistant Curator.
Mr. Sousa has been working for the last two years as The Peggy N. Gerry-Anne K.
Daniel S. Sousa, left, shows a participant an object during the forum "Connoisseurship and Artful Deceptions: Understanding 18th-Century English Ceramics," May 19, 2018.
Groves Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Intern at Historic Deerfield.  The Decorative Arts Trust underwrites curatorial internships for recent Masters or PhD graduates in partnership with museums and historical societies. Through a matching-grant program, these internships allow host organizations to hire a deserving young professional who will learn about the responsibilities and duties common to the curatorial field while working alongside a talented mentor. The Trust's internship program seeks to provide mutually beneficial opportunities that will nurture the next generation of museum curators while providing essential staffing for the host.

During his time at Historic Deerfield, Sousa has become a vital member of the curatorial staff.  His work for the museum includes lead curator of the exhibition "Rococo: Celebrating 18th-Century Design and Decoration" at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life (February 24, 2018 - February 10, 2019), and co-curator of the exhibition "Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield" (May 5, 2017-February 11, 2018).  He is currently working with Historic Deerfield's Director of the Curatorial Department and Curator of Historic Interiors, Amanda E. Lange, on a forthcoming publication on British ceramics at Historic Deerfield.  Sousa has also written several articles for Historic Deerfield magazine and the museum's blog, and has most recently presented at the museum's forum on English ceramics in May 2018 and The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife in June 2018.

Prior to joining the Historic Deerfield staff, Mr. Sousa worked as a researcher for the New England Historic Genealogical Society and as an Auction Assistant for Skinner, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers of Objects of Value. He holds a B.A. in History from Providence College, Providence, RI, and a M.A. in History from The University of Massachusetts, Boston.
About Historic Deerfield, Inc.
Historic Deerfield, Inc., is dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the Connecticut River Valley. Its museums and programs provide today's audiences with experiences that create an understanding and appreciation of New England's historic villages and countryside.
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