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  • Winterthur/University of Delaware Class of 2015

    Congratulations to the Winterthur/University of Delaware Class of 2015!

  • Clare Curran MFA Houston "Hexagonal Spiral" by Marta Chilindron

    Cleaning a sculpture by Marta Chilindron at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • XRF analysis of an uncased daguerreotype to determine the presence or absence of gold toning.  It is Heather Brown during her second year of study.

    Using XRF analysis to look for toning materials on an uncased daguerreotype

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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

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    Reducing surface soiling on a woven African mat

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

    Undergraduate internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

  • Montefiascone

    Summer project in the historic Seminario Barbarigo in Montefiascone, Italy

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Attaching a corner insert on a watercolor

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sara Levin reconstructing the hole-mouth jar, here seen upside down. Photo by Elisheva Kamaisky.

    Summer internship at the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem

  • 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

  • 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

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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.

Conservation Clinic

  • April 21, 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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  • Earthquake? No damage. But what about loud music?

    UD Preservation Studies Doctoral Program Director Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner is among other leading conservators featured in a Washington Post article about vibration and its impact on collections care.

  • Looking beneath the surface

    Kirsten Moffitt, Colonial Williamsburg’s Materials Analyst and Associate Conservator and also a WUDPAC alumna, recently took to the blog "Making History" to explain how she connects science, conservation, and history for CW's visitors.

  • Hard work worth doing

    The multi-year preservation of Theodore Roosevelt's historic Sagamore Hill residence is detailed in a recent online post from the Northeast Document Conservation Center, including the on-site conservation and reinstallation efforts of such NEDCC conservators as WUDPAC alumna Amanda Maloney.

  • Swabbing the decks

    In a blog post from the Missouri History Museum, WUDPAC alumna and MHM conservator Crista Pack provides a glimpse of what is needed to prepare a large but delicate steamboat model for exhibition.

  • Uncovering Thoreau

    Working with the Harvard University's Houghton Library curator of modern books and manuscripts, a team of conservators including WUDPAC alumna Debora Mayer have carefully revealed long-hidden notes scribbled along the edges of a manuscript by Henry David Thoreau.

  • Decoding Sherman's flag

    A blog post from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History spotlights the problem-solving challenges involved in the preservation of a 135-year-old flag, commissioned by the Civil War general and now in the care of a conservation team lead by NMAH textile conservator and WUDPAC alumna Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss.

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