At a special event in Winterthur's Rotunda, paleontologist and PSP student Mariana Di Giacomo will present her dissertation proposal entitled "The effects of preparation on paleontological scientific analyses and long-term stability of fossils."
On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 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.
Please join us in the Charleston Dining Room at the Winterthur Museum as WUDPAC Fellow Mina Porell presents a talk on her summer internship at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Jackie Chi presents a talk on her summer internship at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA.
Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda during Portfolio Day as WUDPAC Fellow Amaris Sturm presents a talk on her summer internship at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia, PA.
Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Diana Hartman presents a talk on her summer internship at Contemporary Conservation Ltd. in New York, NY.
In the art conservation program of the University of Delaware, students gather as much forensic evidence as they can to peel back the layers of museum masterpieces, then set to work replicating their artists’ gestures, producing historically accurate reconstructions.
The National Endowment for the Humanities announced Thursday that it will provide a grant to a group of University of Delware art conservators to visit Cuba to learn about preservation challenges and methods.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Alexandra Nichols discusses the object conservation training that has taken her across the U.S. and around the world, leading to her current internship working with conservators and conservation scientists at the Museum of Modern Art on works by such artists as Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, and Yayoi Kusama.
LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, WUDPAC Class of 2011, serves as project manager for conservation and heritage preservation for the Syrian Heritage Initiative, working to preserve priceless antiquities and historic sites in war-torn Syria.
WUDPAC Affiliated Associate Professor Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa is the recipient of the 2016 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, an award given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, and sponsored by Preservation Technologies, given this year to Cunningham-Kruppa in recognition of her service as a distinguished educator, her continued advocacy of library and archives preservation training and many years of professional contributions.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Anisha Gupta discusses her internship at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and her work with paper conservation staff—including WUDPAC alumnae—on the complex treatment of twenty four lithographs by the artist Ben Shahn.
Students are seldom able to see an object they have treated be returned to its cultural homeland. WUDPAC Fellow Leah Bright is an exception, since the more than 100-year-old Tlingit basket she treated has been recently returned to Alaska in the care of modern-day Tlingit weaver and basket maker Teri Rofkar.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Bianca Garcia discusses her internship experience at the Cleveland Museum of Art, working alongside conservation department staff on a wide range of installation and treatment projects including the complex process of restoring glossy and matte surfaces to a painting by artist Albert Bloch.
Thinking of pursuing graduate training in conservation? Wondering how to prepare? A recent webinar on this topic—featuring representatives from five North American graduate programs in art conservation—has been archived and is now available online.