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Image of Joe Doucet and Mary Ping in the conservatory of the Cooper Hewitt, talking with an audience.
2018 NDA Winners’ Salon | Master Class with Mary Ping & Joe Doucet
2017 National Design Award winners Mary Ping and Joe Doucet lead a master class exploring their designs featured in Cooper Hewitt’s exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining. 
Dr. Ulrich Leben delivers the Morse Historic Design Lecture from the podium at Cooper Hewitt
The Morse Historic Design Lecture | A Grand Statement: The Surtout de Table
Dr. Ulrich Leben discusses the ornamental grammar of the surtout and its relationship to the interior architecture of the Palais Beauharnais
Image of Sarah Barak and Drew Anderson, conservation staff, inspecting the Surtout de Table
Conservation of the Surtout de Table
On view for the first time in 30 years, Cooper Hewitt’s surtout de table was recently conserved.
Cleaning the Gilding on the Surtout de Table
Jakki Godfrey, a contract objects conservator, uses a special solution to remove dirt, grime, and copper corrosion from 210-year-old pillars from the Pierr-Philippe Thomire surtout de table, which is on view for the first time in 30 years.