Arts & Culture

Gardens and Parks of Historic House Museums

  • Saturday, Oct 14th, 2023, 10:00am - 11:00am

Presented by Dr. Denise Maior-Baron and Edward R. (Ted) Bosley, Hon. AIA on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom, this presentation introduces a forthcoming publication, Gardens & Parks of Historic House Museums: Creation, Conservation, Interpretation from the University of Virginia Press, which explores examples of conservation and interpretation of landscapes, gardens and parks at a range of sites.


Edward R. (Ted) Bosley, retired Director Emeritus of the Gamble House, holds a BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to his house-museum management and conservation responsibilities at the Gamble House, he has taught historic-site stewardship practice at Claremont Graduate University and the University of Southern California School of Architecture. His many publications include titles in the Architecture in Detail series for Phaidon Press Ltd. (London), as well as a major monograph on architects Greene & Greene, also for Phaidon Press. Mr Bosley has organized and curated numerous exhibitions, most notably a major traveling exhibition of Greene & Greene decorative arts at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, California), the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery (Washington DC), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2021, he was made an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects.

Denise Maior-Barron holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Bucharest (Romania) and an MA in European Heritage from University of Plymouth (UK). She also received her PhD from Plymouth University (UK) in collaboration with the Château de Versailles (France) following consecutive internships at the UNESCO Heritage site. Her doctoral research on heritage interpretation and visitor perceptions at the Petit Trianon was published in 2018 by Routledge in their Heritage Studies Series. A reader at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, California), Dr Maior-Barron conducted postdoctoral research focused on landscape history and theory. Having previously taught at Plymouth University for the Schools of Architecture and Tourism, in 2020 she became Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University (USA), co-teaching with Edward R. Bosley a postgraduate course on conservation and interpretation of historic house museums with theory pertaining to heritage and tourism studies.

Gamble House

Craftsman Masterpiece. The Gamble House was designed in 1908 by Pasadena architects, Greene & Greene as the winter...

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