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  • WUDPAC Class of 2013 alumna Emily Schuetz Stryker, pictured here during a preventive conservation assessment at the Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg

    Performing a preventive conservation assessment at the Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg

  • Anne Getts working on a gown from the 1938 MGM motion picture Marie Antoinette at the LA County Museum of Art.

    Stabilizing a 1938 MGM Studios gown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

  • Applying a hot wax coating to Rodin's Gates of Hell at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia

    Applying a hot wax coating to Rodin's Gates of Hell at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia

  • Steve O'Banion Cleaning Rachael Whiteread's Water Tower.

    Cleaning Rachael Whiteread's "Water Tower" on the roof of the Museum of Modern Art in New York 

  • Inpainting paint losses on Michael Goldberg's Sardines, 1955, in the Lunder Conservation Center

    Treating a painting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lunder Conservation Center

  • Stephanie Oman surface cleans a late-19th century gilded frieze in the Great Hall of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

    Cleaning a gilded frieze at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

  • Adam Novak using a light table

    Filling a loss in a work of art on paper at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco

  • Sara Levin reconstructing the hole-mouth jar, here seen upside down. Photo by Elisheva Kamaisky.

    Summer internship at the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem

  • Summer internship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and National Air and Space Museum

    Summer internship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and National Air and Space Museum

  • Working on the Wawadit'la (Mungo Martin Big House) in Victoria, Canada for the Royal British Columbia Museum

    Summer internship in Victoria, Canada with the Royal British Columbia Museum

  • Summer internship at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution

    Summer internship at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution

  • Sarah Gowen working at Shangri-La Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

    Summer internship at Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu

  • undergraduate ARTC student Katie Bonanno working on a  1930s automaton in the Jeff Smith's Parlor Museum in Alaska

    Undergraduate internship at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, Alaska 

  • cropped image, Kelsey Wingel undergraduate summer internship in objects at the Met

    Undergraduate internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

  • Nubian Goats enjoying their conservation treatment

    Undergraduate honors students treating bronze sculpture on the UD campus

  • Undergraduate Summer Research Scholar consulting on a flapper dress treatment

    Undergraduate Summer Research Scholar and curators discuss the treatment of a 1920s flapper dress

  • HBCU Photographic materials preservation summer institute; photo Evan Krape

    HBCU photo preservation workshop for students from historically black colleges and universities

  • Raman Analysis, Eva Cockcroft's "La Grande Jatte," 1986, Brooklyn

    Performing raman analysis for Heritage Preservation's Rescue Public Murals documentation project

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    Reducing surface soiling on a woven African mat during a basketry cleaning lab

  • Elena Torok inpainting areas of loss on a taxidermied Blue Hen from UD

    Inpainting losses on a taxidermied Blue Hen from UD's Department of Animal and Food Sciences

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Conservation Clinic

  • April 17, 2014   1:00PM – 4:00PM

Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.

Students' Choice Lecture

  • April 23, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us at Winterthur's Brown Horticulture Learning Center for a special presentation by Preservation Studies Program doctoral student Ying Xu on the preservation of religious architecture in China, entitled "Religious architecture in China--Ming and Qing temples."

Students' Choice Lecture

  • April 30, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a special talk entitled “What To Do: The Vital Dialogue Between Conservators and Curators.”

Hans Hofmann’s Last Lesson: A Study of the Artist’s Materials During the Last Decade of His Career

  • May 1, 2014   5:00PM – 6:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for PSP doctoral candidate Dawn Rogala’s final presentation of her dissertation research on the work of Abstract Expressionist painter and teacher Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) and what the materials of this renowned artist teach us about the study and preservation of modern art.

Students' Choice Lecture

  • May 7, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for the Annual Joanna Rowntree Memorial Lecture, as objects conservator Helen Ingalls from the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum presents a special talk entitled "Gravitas and Gravity: Eric Fischl’s Tumbling Woman II."

Conservation Clinic

  • May 15, 2014   1:00PM – 4:00PM

Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.

Deadline for Catherine Anderson Memorial Award applications

  • July 1, 2014   5:00PM

The Catherine Anderson Memorial Award supports research in the area of preventive conservation. Projects seeking to answer a current preventive conservation question or develop a new preventive conservation technique, tool or resource will be considered. 

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  • PSP student co-authors book on mid-Atlantic Art Deco

    Johns Hopkins University Press has just released a comparative study of Art Deco buildings in Baltimore and Washington, DC. The new book is co-authored by historian Richard Striner, and architectural historian and PSP doctoral candidate Melissa Blair.

  • Catherine Anderson Memorial Award in Preventive Conservation Research

    The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation is accepting applications for the Catherine Anderson Memorial Award to support research in the area of preventive conservation. Projects seeking to answer a current preventive conservation question or develop a new preventive conservation technique, tool or resource will be considered. Funds can be used to support travel, course and conference fees, or the purchase of equipment, software and other required resources.

  • Spotlighting student conservators

    The New-York Historical Society is one of a growing number of institutions offering internship opportunities to high school students considering a career in art conservation. A recent article on the Society's web site includes an interview with Laura Mosco, a "student historian" now studying art conservation at the University of Delaware.

  • Art conservation as an example of student-centric education

    UD's art conservation program was recently spotlighted in a video produced by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Art conservation was included as an example of student-centric education at the University of Delaware, where "educators are no longer thinking about how they want to teach students — instead, they’re focusing on how students want to learn, and on creating the multidisciplinary, multi-generational learning communities needed to solve the complicated issues facing the world today."

  • PSP Director featured in NYT article on George Stout

    A recent article in The New York Times delves into the early days of conservation and conservation education, and reveals the real people depicted in the movie "The Monuments Men" by speaking with conservators and educators including UD Preservation Studies Director Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner.

  • WUDPAC alumna preserves World War panorama

    In preparation for the Harry Ransom Center's current exhibition "The World at War, 1914–1918," a group of photographs was selected for display in the galleries. In the Spring 2014 "Ransom Edition" online magazine, Ransom Center conservator Diana Diaz and WUDPAC alumna and Head of Photographs Conservation Barbara Brown discuss their treatment of Eugene O. Goldbeck's panoramic image of the first U.S. aviation pursuit squadron in combat in France during World War I.

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