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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Adam Novak using a light table

    Filling a loss in a work of art on paper at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco

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

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

  • 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 the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution

    Summer internship at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution

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

    Summer internship at the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem

  • 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 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 

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

    Undergraduate internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

  • Nubian Goats enjoying their conservation treatment

    Undergraduate honors students treating bronze sculpture on the UD campus

  • Undergraduate Summer Research Scholar consulting on a flapper dress treatment

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

  • HBCU Photographic materials preservation summer institute; photo Evan Krape

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

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

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

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

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

    Attaching an insert on a watercolor by George Howell Gay

  • 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

  • Elena Torok inpainting areas of loss on a taxidermied Blue Hen from UD

    Inpainting losses on a taxidermied Blue Hen from UD's Department of Animal and Food Sciences

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Summer Work Project Talk

  • September 17, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Charleston Dining Room at Winterthur for WUDPAC Fellow Miranda Dunn's presentation on her summer internship at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Landscapes of Work: The Domestic Outbuildings of Central Maryland, 1760-1929

  • September 23, 2014   5:00PM – 6:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for PSP doctoral candidate Melissa Blair’s final presentation of her dissertation research on the domestic outbuildings of central Maryland and how these seemingly simple structures reveal patterns of familial interaction, divisions of labor, evolving household technology, and regional architectural characteristics. 

Summer Work Project Talk

  • September 24, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Sydney Beall's presentation on her summer internship at the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Galleries of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Conservation Clinic

  • September 25, 2014   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.

Summer Work Project Talk

  • October 1, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a presentation by WUDPAC Fellow Alexandra Nichols on her summer internship at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.

Summer Work Project Talk

  • October 8, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

As part of Portfolio Day 2014, join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Pamela Johnson's presentation on her summer internship at the Lunder Conservation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Portfolio Day 2014

  • October 8, 2014   4:00PM – 7:00PM

The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation is holding its annual Portfolio Day and open house on October 8 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.

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  • UD and art conservation embrace "living learning communities" on campus

    On-campus living learning communities (LLC), help students who share a major live near each other, study together, receive help from peer mentor students, and benefit from other resources from their department. A biology LLC began at UD last year and since then, other freshman academic living communities have developed, such as the College of Earth, Ocean and the Environment community and the material culture LLC, which includes freshman art history, art conservation and anthropology majors.

  • Self-portrait of a conservation treatment

    WUDPAC Fellow Pamela Johnson spent her summer working in the Smithsonian Institution's Lunder Conservation Center paintings laboratory and specializing in paintings conservation. Pamela's conservation of a self-portrait (or autorretrato) by Puerto Rican artist Pio Casimiro Bacener—from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum—was recently featured on the museum's blog, "Eye Level."

  • WUDPAC alumna uncovers secrets of haunted inn

    Canada’s second oldest wooden house has a secret beneath the decades-old layers of paint. Nova Scotia's CBC News spoke with conservator and Class of 1978 WUDPAC alumna Ann Shaftel about her work to revive a 175-year-old mural hidden in the walls of the Sinclair Inn.

  • WUDPAC takes preventive conservation around the globe

    The importance of preventive conservation has been gaining attention from the media, including a recent article spotlighting the Kress-funded Schloss Leopoldskron Conservation Assessment Program and the role of WUDPAC students in the international effort to preserve this important Salzburg collection.

  • Contemporary blogging

    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). Current WUDPAC and PSP students recently contributed to the online presence of contemporary art conservation with blog posts related to their own conservation projects.

  • WUDPAC alumna unravels secrets of the 1700s for Colonial Williamsburg

    A feature article and photo gallery released through the Daily Press media group profiles Colonial Williamsburg's new materials analysis lab and its operation by WUDPAC Class of 2011 alumna Kirsten Travers Moffitt, CW's Materials Analyst and Associate Conservator of Painted Objects.

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