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.
Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Kelsey Wingel presents a talk on her summer internship at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, VA.
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.
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.
It was not illegal in the 19th century to import elephant ivory; the material was exotic to early Americans, and highly valued. WUDPAC Fellow Jessica Chasen recently began treating six ivory-handled knives and forks from the Winterthur Museum’s collection, made by a firm called Horton & Co. in Sheffield, England, and once displayed in the museum’s Pine Kitchen.
Decorative hair combs were a popular adornment for the heavy, upswept hairstyles popular before World War I. Many of these combs were made from a very modern material – plastic – which presented conservation challenges for second-year Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Fellow Samantha Owens.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow José Luis Lazarte shares his internship experience working with conservators at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and conducting research on works from his summer at El Prado Museum in Madrid.
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.