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  • 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

  • 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

  • Inpainting paint losses on Michael Goldberg's Sardines, 1955, in the Lunder Conservation Center

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • Raman Analysis, Eva Cockcroft's "La Grande Jatte," 1986, Brooklyn

    Performing raman analysis for Heritage Preservation's Rescue Public Murals documentation project

  • 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

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

    Attaching an insert on a watercolor by George Howell Gay

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    Reducing surface soiling on a woven African mat during a basketry cleaning lab

  • anne getts and joy gardiner washing a textile

    Wet cleaning of a plate-printed fabric from the turn of the 19th century at Winterthur Museum

  • 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

  • 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

  • Undergraduate Summer Research Scholar consulting on a flapper dress treatment

    Undergraduate Summer Research Scholar and curators discuss the treatment of a 1920s flapper dress

  • 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 

  • HBCU Photographic materials preservation summer institute; photo Evan Krape

    HBCU photo preservation workshop for students from historically black colleges and universities

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Students' Choice Lecture

  • February 4, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as Charles Hummel, Curator Emeritus at the Winterthur Museum presents a special talk entitled "Ethics and White Collar Crime in Not-for-Profits."

 

Students' Choice Lecture

  • February 18, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as PSP student Joao Petisca speaks about her research in a special talk entitled “My Journey in Chinese Export Lacquerware.”

Students' Choice Lecture

  • February 25, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special evening with Kay WalkingStick, artist and professor emerita at Cornell University, as she speaks about her work in a presentation entitled "The Materials Speak."

Students' Choice Lecture

  • March 11, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as frame specialists Davida Kovner and Bill Lewin present a special talk entitled "Frame Conservation: Treatment Choices.

Students' Choice Lecture

  • March 18, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as conservator T.K. McKlintock of Studio TKM presents a special talk on the removal and remounting of wallpaper.

Conservation Clinic

  • March 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.

Annual Joanna Rowntree Memorial Lecture

  • March 20, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as Mark GoldenCEO and cofounder of Golden Artist Colors presents a special talk on contemporary artists' paints.

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  • 2015 Krill and Fiske Scholarship Awards

    The WUDPAC Scholarship Committee is soliciting nominations for the Annual WUDPAC John Krill Advanced Scholarship Award in Paper Conservation and Connoisseurship and the Betty Fiske Professional Development Award in Asian or Contemporary Art Preservation. Proposal due date is February 15, 2015.

  • Fulbright Blog: The adventure continues!

    ARTC graduate Alyssa Hull was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to spend the next academic year in Norway working with staff and collections at the Munch Museum and the University of Oslo. In her first blog post, we learned what drew Alyssa to the Munch Museum and shared her first days in Oslo. In this new post Alyssa updates us on her travels throughout Scandinavia and her work at the Munch Museum assisting in the study of altered pigments on Munch’s paintings and helping to create a database of the artist’s materials in the first half of the 20th century.

  • Conservation of a Magi

    A new blog post from the Denver Art Museum features the conservation of an eighteenth-century polychrome Nativity sculpture, a treatment currently underway by WUDPAC alumna Courtney Von Stein Murray.

  • Student Blog: Building a three-legged stool at the National Gallery of Art

    In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Michelle Sullivan talks about employing a balance of skills and studies during her internship in paper conservation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., her work with staff and WUDPAC alumnae throughout the museum, and her treatment of works ranging from 16th-century Dutch engravings to 20th-century Abstract Expressionist ink drawings.

  • Art conservation as an example of student-centric education

    UD's art conservation program was spotlighted in a video from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Art conservation was included as an example of student-centric education at the University of Delaware, where "educators are no longer thinking about how they want to teach students — instead, they’re focusing on how students want to learn, and on creating the multidisciplinary, multi-generational learning communities needed to solve the complicated issues facing the world today."

  • Art conservation and conversation pieces

    The life-sized, wooden cut-out figure in stylized Turkish attire provides a mystery for 21st-century viewers. Who is he, where did he come from, and what was his role in in the home of one of Philadelphia’s most historic families more than 200 years ago? All these are questions WUDPAC Second-Year Fellow Emily Wroczynski, a paintings major with a minor in paper, is working to answer while she also treats the figure’s conservation needs.

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