General Information and Registration
Join us in historic Newport, Rhode Island for a stimulating weekend of lectures, social events, and camaraderie hosted by the Preservation Society of Newport County. The Newport Symposium is New England’s preeminent convening of national and international experts in the fine and decorative arts.
Full registration for the 26th Annual Newport Symposium, Great Collectors: Taste, Passion & Patronage weekend includes all lectures and presentations in addition to Thursday guided tours, lunch on Friday and Saturday, opening reception, the private dinner at The Breakers on Saturday evening and Sunday morning reception. Additionally, all participants receive complimentary admission throughout the weekend to the Preservation Society houses that are open for the season and the special exhibition Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport at The Galleries at Rosecliff. New attendees are invited to join the Newport Symposium Committee for a special welcome dinner on Friday evening.
One-day only registrations are also available for Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, April 26-Sunday, April 29, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Kingscote Stable, 253 Bellevue Avenue
Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street
Friday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.
International Tennis Hall of Fame - Newport Casino
194 Bellevue Avenue
Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street
Doors open at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. on Sunday. Complimentary valet parking available.
Symposium Gala Dinner
Saturday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.
The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue
Symposium, business casual; The Breakers Dinner cocktail attire
Contact Elizabeth Marchi, Symposium Coordinator
401-847-1756 or emarchi@NewportMansions.org
For a complete list of hotels, inns and other types of accommodations in Newport, please visit www.DiscoverNewport.org
Parking at the Jane Pickens Theater
Complimentary valet parking will be available starting at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Full Early Bird Registration Through March 16:
Preservation Society Members $500; General Public $550
Full Early Bird Registration After March 16, 2018:
Preservation Society Members $550; General Public $600
Not yet a Preservation Society member? Become a member now!
Full Registration Student (Full-time) and Emerging Professional
One Day Only Registration, Friday, April 27 or Saturday, April 28
Early Bird Through March 16: $225 (lunch included)
After March 16: $250 (lunch included)
Breakers Gala Dinner with one-day registration, Saturday, April 28
Additional fee. Call 401-847-1756 for additional information.
You may register for the Newport Symposium online by clicking on the green registration link below. Once on the ticket page, choose "Newport Symposium" and then select the tickets you would like and proceed to checkout.
If you prefer, you may register for the Newport Symposium by phone by calling 401-847-1756.
Scholarships for Students and Emerging Professionals
Scholarships are to assist undergraduate and graduate students and emerging professionals interested in attending the Symposium. Scholarships are designed to assist with travel and lodging expenses and cover the cost of attending all lectures and events. A limited number of scholarships are available. For information and application information, please visit Symposium Scholarship page.
Support the Next Generation with a Scholarship Donation
The Newport Symposium makes a limited number of scholarships available to students and emerging professionals each year. Please consider including a tax-deductible donation to the Newport Symposium Scholarship Fund to help us support the travel, accommodations and registration of next generation of scholars and museum professionals!
In the event that registrants are unable to attend the Newport Symposium due an unforeseen schedule change, please be advised that participants who cancel by midnight on Monday, March 26, 2018, regardless of reason, will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. After Tuesday, March 27, 2018, all tickets are non-refundable, regardless of reason, but may be transferred. Please call 401-874-1756 or email emarchi@NewportMansions.org to cancel or transfer your registration by the dates indicated above.
Photography and Videotaping Statement
Your ticket to the Newport Symposium includes notice that we may photograph, videotape and/or record this program for promotional purposes. By accepting the ticket you have agreed that you may be videotaped or photographed incidental to the program.