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Philip Douglas Zimmerman

Philip Douglas Zimmerman, museum consultant. Winterthur Museum graduate fellow, 1974-1976, National Endowment of the Humanities graduate fellow, 1976-1977; Sir George Trevelyan scholar Attingham Summer School, 1977; National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1979, 89, 91, National Education Association grantee, 1991, grantee Pennsylvania State Humanities Council, Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission.


  • Zimmerman, Philip Douglas was born on March 23, 1950 in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Son of Stanley Eliot and Edith Victoria (McHutchison) Zimmerman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Yale University, 1972. Master of Arts, University Delaware, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1985.


    • Curator, associate curator Currier Gallery of Art, 1979-1983. Executive director History Society of York County, York, Pennsylvania, 1983-1986. Senior curator, director museum division Winterthur (Delaware) Museum, 1986-1992.

      Consultant curator of decorative arts, museum consultant New York History Society, New York City, since 1992. Consultant Wright's Ferry Mansion, since 1994. Field reviewer Institute for Museum Services, Washington, 1985-1992.

      Review panelist National Endowment of the Humanities Preservation Programs, Washington, 1991. Consultant The Madison (Connecticut) History Society, 1979, NYSCA/MCN Project, 1989, Dictionary of Art, 1990. Collection cataloguer Peirce-du Pont House, Longwood Gardens, 1976, Brandywine Battlefield history houses, 1976.

      Advisor, incorporator Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, since 1977. Grants reviewer Pennsylvania Council for Arts, 1986, Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, 1986. Member executive committee Federation Pennsylvania History Societies, 1986-1987.


    • Author: Seeing Things Differently, 1992. Editor: (catalogue) Turn of the Century Glass, 1983. Co-author: (catalogue) New England Meeting House and Church: 1630-1850, 1979.

      Member editorial advisory board American Furniture Journal, since 1991. Assistant editor: Old-Time New England, 1977-1978. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Curator exhibitions.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member American Association Museum, Mid-Atlantic Association Museum, Decorative Arts Trust.


    • Married Louise Lord Stevenson, May 26, 1980. Children: E. Lila Stevenson, Katherine Louise.
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    Born March 23, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Yale University
    • 1980
      University Del.
    • 1985
      Boston University
    • 1983 - 1986
      executive, director History Society of York County
      York, United Kingdom
    • 1986 - 1992
      senior, museum division Winterthur (Delaware) Museum
    • 1986 - 1992
      director, museum division Winterthur (Delaware) Museum
    • 1992
      consultant, New York History Society
    • 1992
      museum consultant, New York History Society
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