The museum’s first advisory council was established in 1907 by George A. Hearn. Composed of prominent philanthropists, industrialists, and artists, including J. P. Morgan, Jacob Schiff, and Louis Comfort Tiffany, the Council generously financed and advised on collections for the museum until it disbanded in 1927. Eleanor wrote in 1919 that, before their yearly travel to Europe, members of the Council gave Sarah and Eleanor "large checks to buy the best that could be found to enhance the beauty and working qualities of the Museum." She continued, "with munificence past belief, the Council has facilitated the purchase of hundreds of unique objects . . . which have been fruitful sources of inspiration and... more.

We have 14,528 objects that Advisory Council has been involved with.

We know 13 people that Advisory Council is related to.

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  • This person is involved with 120 objects in our collection.
Edwin Howland Blashfield
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    • This person is a member of Advisory Council.
    • This person is involved with 6 objects in our collection.
    • Edith Wetmore
    • American, b. Switzerland, 1870–1966.
    • Last of the old-guard of northeastern high-society.
    • This person is a member of Advisory Council.
    • This person is involved with 131 objects in our collection.
    • This person is a member of Advisory Council.
    • This person is involved with 43 objects in our collection.
    Marian Hague
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      • This person is a member of Advisory Council.
      • This person is involved with 696 objects in our collection.
      Louis Comfort Tiffany
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        • This person is a member of Advisory Council.
        • This person is involved with 102 objects in our collection.

        Advisory Council is also known as Council for the Cooper Union Museum, and Advisory Council to the Museum for the Arts of Decoration.

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