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Experts and enthusiasts will flock to the French Quarter July 30 to Aug. 2 for the nearly sold-out New Orleans Antiques Forum, hosted each year by The Historic New Orleans Collection.

This year's forum features representatives from 16 states, from New York to California. "It has been incredibly well responded to," said Jack Pruitt, director of development and community relations with the Historic New Orleans Collection. "I'm really proud of that.

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The 2014 New Orleans Antiques Forum, “Southern Expression,” will explore the many facets of regional style with acclaimed experts in the field of decorative arts. This year’s topics include furniture, pottery, mourning jewelry and art, southern landscape paintings, clocks, quilts, and more.

The Historic New Orleans Collection established the New Orleans Antiques Forum (NOAF) in 2008 in an effort to boost cultural tourism in New Orleans and south Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Centered on a series of educational and entertaining talks, the three-day forum encourages the appreciation of decorative arts created in and imported through the Gulf Coast. Sessions are accessible to experienced collectors as well as beginning antiques enthusiasts.

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