Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as Stergios Stassinopoulos, former head of the Conservation Department of the Benaki Museum, presents a talk on the conservation of icons.
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as bookbinder and conservator Jeff Peachey presents a special talk entitled "Pieces of a Private Practice Pie: Blogging, Connoisseurship, Inventing, Teaching, Toolmaking, Treatments."
Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as Ann Hoenigswald, Senior Conservator of Paintings at the National Gallery of Art presents a special talk on the conservation of works by artist Pablo Picasso, entitled “The Blue Period: New interpretations by Means of Technical Studies.”
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as Marian A. Kaminitz, Head of Conservation at the National Museum of the American Indian's Cultural Resources Center presents a special talk entitled "Getting Older is Getting Easier: What I've Learned about Ageing and Preservation."
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk by Michael Gallagher, the Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge in the Department of Paintings Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, entitled “Private and Public: The Conservation of Le Brun’s Everhard Jabach and His Family."
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.
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.
Gazing out from the oil portrait on panel, the pensive looking gentlemen in the brown doublet and ruff did not seem to be very enthused about life in the 17th century. The only clues to his identity were the date “1621” in the upper left hand corner, and “Æ t.” (age) 52” in the upper right hand corner. The family that owned the portrait had nicknamed it Shakespeare. After some dedicated research and conservation treatment, WUDPAC second-year fellow José Luis Lazarte has developed some theories about the portrait.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Claire Curran shares her continuing exposure to the wonderful and unique world of modern and contemporary art provided by an internship in objects conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and discusses her treatment of a cast latex work by artist Louise Bourgeois.
We want to recognize Mae and Bob Carter for their friendship and continued support of the art conservation program. Mae and Bob have contributed their time, expertise, and financial support to our students, both undergraduates and graduates. They have sponsored conservation surveys and treatment projects, and more recently they have supported our students with a special Mae and Bob Carter Professional Development Award. We are grateful to them for sharing their enthusiasm for material culture and travel in such meaningful ways.
When the 113-year-old, full-length portrait of two well-dressed society women from Philadelphia was discovered rolled up in a New England barn, it was covered with dirt and grime. The canvas, though unframed and without a stretcher, was structurally sound and family members of the women in the portrait asked if it could be a project for the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.
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.
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.
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.