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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sarah Gowen working at Shangri-La Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

    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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Conservation Clinic

  • October 30, 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

  • November 5, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Cathie Magee's presentation on her summer internships at Simmons College and the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Summer Work Project Talk

  • November 12, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Anisha Gupta's presentation on her summer internship at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Conservation Clinic

  • November 13, 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.

WCG Portfolio Day

  • November 13, 2014   5:00PM – 6:30PM

The Washington Conservation Guild proudly presents its second annual Intern and Fellow Portfolio Day, an opportunity for pre-program conservation students to ask questions of current students and recent alumni from American graduate programs, including the Winterthur/ University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.

Center for Material Culture Studies Event: Survivor Objects

  • November 14, 2014   1:00PM – November 15, 2014   5:00PM

Jane E. Klinger, a PSP student and Chief of Conservation at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is among the roster of distinguished speakers at this conference on the meanings of material objects that have been tempered by trauma.

Summer Work Project Talk

  • December 3, 2014   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Bianca Garcia's presentation on her summer internship at the Western Center for Conservation of Fine Arts in Denver, Colorado.

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  • Philanthropic support of art conservation training

    The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation was spotlighted by Inside Philanthropy magazine as "on the cutting edge of their field," and an example of why organizations such as the Mellon Foundation support the "living, fluid, ever-changing" field of art conservation.

  • Mellon Foundation grant supports initiative by UD and partners in Middle East

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a three-year, $440,000 grant to the University of Delaware to continue an initiative that seeks to improve the awareness and preservation of the Middle East region’s rich photographic heritage.

  • Bringing Chinese export studies to Hong Kong

    Furniture conservator and PSP student Maria João Petisca has been studying lacquered furniture for more than a decade. This month she traveled to Hong Kong for the annual meeting of the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works—and presented a poster exploring her work with the Winterthur Museum's Chinese export furniture collections.

  • PSP student helps bring digital preservation to Israel

    Jane Klinger—Chief Conservator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a PSP student—recently traveled with an international group of conservators to a workshop devoted to the physical and digital preservation of documents at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. Over three days, these visiting experts discussed the ethical and technical challenges of conserving the original documents while creating a digital archive to make these significant objects more accessible to the public.

  • 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.

  • Art conservation and doctoral study

    A few years ago, paintings conservator Tatiana Ausema was at a professional crossroads. The 2003 WUDPAC graduate was working at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, where her job as a collections assistant entailed coordinating the activities of the conservation, registrar, and photography departments. Although she enjoyed her work, her career path seemed to be leading away from art conservation. She wondered if that was where she wanted to go. In 2010, she made the decision to pursue a relatively new option for conservators, the University of Delaware’s Ph.D. program in Preservation Studies.

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