On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, our third-year Fellows in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation will return to Winterthur to present formal illustrated lectures about their internship experiences. We hope you will join us to celebrate their accomplishments.
The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation is holding its annual Portfolio Day and open house on October 7 at the Winterthur Museum. Current Fellows in the program will share their pre-program portfolios and experiences with prospective applicants. Faculty will be in attendance to answer questions and there will be tours of the labs.
An international team of scientists led by WUDPAC affiliated faculty and Winterthur Museum senior scientist Jennifer Mass has announced new findings on why a bright yellow pigment favored a century ago by master artists like Henri Matisse fades to drab beige.
The web site for the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is currently featuring a blog post by former UD visiting scholar Sagita Sunara on collaborative efforts underway in Croatia to preserve outdoor sculptures from a historical artists' colony.
A video of Class of 2011 alumna Caroline Roberts discussing her documentation and analysis of green pigments on Late period through Roman period Egyptian artifacts in now available on the American Schools of Oriental Research web site.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Austin Plann Curley shares his experience working with an international team of conservators at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, including the collaborative treatment of a 1535 text from the library's extensive collection of early modern books and manuscripts.
As graduation day approaches, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Kimi Taira shares how her experience working with paper conservators at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Cleveland Museum of Art informed her continued interest in conservation ethics, outreach, and training.
When a colorful fraktur valentine became a treatment project this year for WUDPAC Fellow Jacinta Johnson, little was known about the cutwork except that it was created around the year 1800 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and is an example of a well-known style of Pennsylvania German Folk Art used for documents or certificates of births, marriages, or house blessings. Fraktur valentines were also made, and Jacinta’s valentine was covered by a love poem written in old German text.
Sometimes a shoebox offers up both shoes and memories. The shoe project was part of a collaboration between the Department of Art Conservation and UD’s School of Nursing, to celebrate the school's upcoming anniversary by cataloging, digitizing, and preserving nursing memorabilia.