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  • Kimi Taira applying a wheat starch paste/methyl cellulose poultice on the back to remove the degraded spine material.

    Applying a starch paste/methyl cellulose poultice on a book to remove degraded spine materials

  • lazarte panel

    Securing a crack in 17th-century oil portrait on panel

  • Michelle Sullivan is attaching an insert on a watercolor by George Howell Gay

    Attaching a corner insert on a watercolor

  • shannon cropped

    Reducing surface soiling on a woven African mat

  • first-year WUDPAC student gently cleaning one of 300 charred, water-damaged photographs rescued from a 2014 house fire

    Cleaning water-damaged photographs rescued from a house fire

  • Studying cellulose degradation in science class

    Studying the process of cellulose degradation

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

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

  • Repairing broken beadwork on a 19th-century Bison Robe in the American Indian collection at the Denver Art Museum

    Repairing broken beadwork on a 19th-century Bison Robe at the Denver Art Museum

  • Heather Brown inpainting a Ralph Morse photograph at MFA Houston (credit: Tina Tan)

    Inpainting a Ralph Morse photograph at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, Examination and cleaning archaeological artifacts from an ancient sanctuary in Cyprus

    Examination and cleaning archaeological artifacts from an ancient sanctuary in Cyprus

  • 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 Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu

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

  • Montefiascone

    Summer project in the historic Seminario Barbarigo in Montefiascone, Italy

  • Claire Curran installing Wolfgang Laib pollen from Hazelnut at the Hirshhorn

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

  • 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

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

    Undergraduate internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

  • 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 

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Alumni Weekend Reception

  • June 5, 2015   6:00PM – 8:00PM

Please join us for the annual college Alumni Weekend reception, co-hosted with the Institute for Global Studies, at The Wright House, 44 Kent Way. The Party is FREE and a great way to catch up! 

Class of 2015 final presentations

  • August 18, 2015   9:00AM – 5:00PM

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.

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  • Student Blog: Center for Creative Photography

    In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow  Shannon A. Brogdon-Grantham shares her thoughts on the connoisseurship, craft, and material science of photography as experienced through her internship at the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography, including her work caring for materials ranging from a small tintype of a water lily to large-scale prints from the astrophotography collection at the University's Space Imagery Center.

  • Symposium and workshop on Chinese export lacquer

    The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and the Winterthur Museum present "Exotic Surfaces: Chinese Export Lacquer Symposium and Workshop," to be held at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library on October 29-30, 2015.

  • Preserving treasured memories

    First-year students from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation have been working fervently on behalf of a family in rural Ohio that lost four members—including three young brothers—in an early-morning fire the day after Christmas. The photos have now been returned to the family and the project has captured national and international attention.

  • Fulbright Blog: Cross-country conservators

    ARTC graduate Alyssa Hull is currently in Norway, working as a Fulbright Scholar with staff and collections at the Munch Museum and the University of Oslo. In Alyssa’s latest blog post, she updates us on her work assisting in the study of Munch’s pigments, and her adventures surviving the Norwegian winter and skiing across the country with a cadre of conservators.

  • Blogging about contemporary art conservation

    The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art has a very active membership, with regular updates from members of their North American affiliate (INCCA-NA). WUDPAC and PSP students and alumni regularly contribute to the online presence of contemporary art conservation with blog posts featuring their own conservation projects. 

  • Student Blog: The role of preventive conservation

    For WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Kelly McCauley, minimizing potential damage to objects is vital to the long term preservation of our cultural heritage. In this blog post, Kelly shares the preventive conservation activities at the heart of her internship at New York's Peebles Island Resource Center, including her efforts to assess and understand the impact of lighting conditions in the Center's work and storage areas.

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