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On November 24, 2013 Laura Fecych Sprague, the Museum's consulting curator of decorative arts, met with Sequoia Miller, a second-year Ph. D. art history student at Yale to examine the Museum's air pump (17.2007). This object was part of the exhibition "James Bowdoin's America: Paintings and Decorative Arts, 1660-1830" and was on display in the Bowdoin Gallery on the upper level of the Walker Art Building. The air pump, dating from approximately 1783, had been on long-term loan to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. It was returned to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in 2007 to be included in a 2008 exhibition entitled "James Bowdoin III: Pursuing Style in the Age of Independence." Jo Hluska, the Museum's assistant preparator, and Mr. Miller discuss the pump. From right to left: Dallas Denery, associate professor of history; Joachim Homann, the curator of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art; and two unidentified visitors.
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