On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 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.
Join us in the Charleston Dining Room at Winterthur for WUDPAC Fellow Jacinta Johnson's presentation on her summer internship at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.
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.
The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation has established the Emily Schuetz Stryker Memorial Grant. The grant will serve as an ongoing celebration of the life of WUDPAC alum Emily Schuetz Stryker (1987 - 2014). The grant will be awarded yearly to a WUDPAC student who has completed his/her first year of study. The first Emily Schuetz Stryker Memorial Grant recipient is Miranda Dunn.
Jacinta Johnson, a second-year student in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, is at Philadelphia's Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts for an eight-week summer work project. As she finished her fifth week, she answered some questions about her experience for the CCAHA newsletter.
In Africa, photographic collections old and new face many dangers, and some institutions lack the resources and knowledge to properly preserve these treasures. With the collaborative efforts of organizations committed to raising awareness of the value and significance of photography in Africa, ARTC Chair Debra Hess Norris helped create, "Preservation of Photography Patrimonial in Africa (3PA): West African Image Lab," a four-day workshop recently held in Benin, West Africa. The workshop combined theory and practice to preserve photograph collections in Africa, empowering participants with information, professional networks and advocacy skills.
When a six-inch-tall Pennsylvania German basket became a project for Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation second-year Fellow Emily Brown, its small size and organic composition differed markedly from objects she had encountered during her pre-program experiences. The willow basket is one
of ten baskets on permanent display in the museum’s 8th-floor Lebanon Room.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2014 Fellow Elizabeth Shaeffer discusses her third-year internship in the textile conservation department at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and her role working with the museum's conservators on two textile-heavy exhibitions, including a showcase of clothing worn on the hit television program Downton Abbey.
Many presentations made at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation have been captured in blog posts on AIC's "Conservators Converse" web page. WUDPAC alumni and students presented talks in San Francisco, and current WUDPAC students are contributing blog posts about the meeting.
In this blog post, doctoral candidate Melissa Blair shares the journey that brought her to the University of Delaware's Preservation Studies Program, her experience in the program so far, and why she thinks UD's interdisciplinary approach to PhD study is the right fit for her research and her future.
Little is known about the woman in the portrait except that her name was Josephina, and she died in childbirth. When one of Josephina’s descendants approached the Winterthur/ University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation about having the portrait treated, second-year Fellow Shannon Brogdon-Grantham was drawn to the project.
A recent article in The New York Times spotlights the cleaning of a 3,500 year-old obelisk in New York City's Central Park, performed with a new laser cleaning system designed by Class of 2013 alumnus Bartosz Dajnowski.