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

    Attaching a corner insert on a watercolor

  • lazarte panel

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

  • 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

  • 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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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.

Conservation Clinic

  • September 17, 2015   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.

WUDPAC Class of 2018 Pre-Program Portfolio Display

  • October 7, 2015   4:00PM – 7:00PM

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.

Conservation Clinic

  • October 8, 2015   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.

Conservation Clinic

  • November 19, 2015   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.

Conservation Clinic

  • December 10, 2015   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.

Conservation Clinic

  • March 10, 2016   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.

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  • International efforts to preserve sculpture parks

    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.

  • WUDPAC alumna's research on Egyptian pigments now available online

    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.

  • Art conservation and the record of a lifetime

    Gazing sorrowfully toward heaven, the image of the Virgin Mary is characteristic of the Italian Baroque style of oil painting popular in Europe from about 1690 to 1800. The Virgin’s sadness is traditionally explained by her presence at the crucifixion of Jesus; although this Virgin might also be sad if she had known the wear and tear she would experience before reaching WUDPAC Fellow Miranda Dunn.
  • Art conservation and historical keepsakes

    Nineteenth-century travelers, valued pictures as mementoes of their trips. Those wealthy enough to travel would buy paintings from artists who catered to the vacation trade. One example, an impressionistic landscape painting called The City Gate, St. Augustine, recently became a treatment project for paintings major and WUDPAC Fellow Sydney Beall.

  • Student Blog: The Walters Art Museum and Winterthur Museum

    In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Emily Brown shares the range of experiences provided by her third-year internships in objects conservation, including her work on an oyster shell in a silver and gilt-silver metal mount made in the late 19th century by the Parisan goldsmith firm Froment-Meurice.

  • Art conservation and historical craftsmanship

    Damaged in an earthquake, riddled with worm holes and covered in dirt and grime, the 37-inch tall Madonna of the Immaculate Conception arrived at WUDPAC in very poor condition. But the polychrome Ecuadoran statue is much beloved by its current owner, who cradled it in a baby blanket when she delivered it, and it was welcomed as a treatment project by second-year fellow Bianca Garcia.

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