Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Leah Bright presents a talk on her summer internship at the Alaska Sate Museum in Juneau, AK. The talk is entitled "Exploring Art Conservation in the Last Frontier."
Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Samantha Owens presents a talk on her summer internship at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH. The talk is entitled “Creative Approaches for the Conservation of Contemporary Art.”
Join us at the Trabant Theatre on UD's main campus as Narayan Khandekar of the Harvard Art Museums discusses an innovative treatment using projected light to compensate for the lost color on murals by renowned painter Mark Rothko.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Sydney Beall discusses her internship in the Conservation and Scientific Research Department of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, including her work with the museum's frame conservation staff and her participation in the scientific analysis of works from the Dutch national collection.
The dark purple bottle is decorated with a blue festoon design and was likely created out of blown glass in Syria in the 11th or 12th century. More recently, the bottle has served as a treatment project for successive objects majors and this year, Fellow Lauren Gottschlich became the third WUDPAC student to work on it.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Pamela Johnson discusses her summer spent with conservators at Modern Art Conservation in New York City, and her ongoing education in the challenging and rewarding work of preserving paintings by modern and contemporary artists.
Part man and part monkey, Sugriwa is an important character in the Hindu epic, Ramayana, and a familiar figure to Indonesian audiences, who love to see the story told by Javanese shadow puppets. When two local art collectors found that paint on a 33 ½-inch-high Sugriwa shadow puppet they had acquired was flaking badly, they turned to the Winterthur/University of Art Conservation Program, and the fearsome looking object became both a treatment project and technical study for second-year Fellow Alexandra Nichols.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Miranda Dunn discusses her internship in the conservation lab at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, including her aqueous cleaning of a twentieth-century surrealist-influenced painting by American artist William Copley.
In the prime of his life, businessman Moses Yale Beach sat to have his portrait painted. During recent renovations of a school named for him in Wallingford, Connecticut, the portrait was discovered in a closet, and school officials turned for help to the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Arts Conservation. This year the portrait became a treatment project for second-year Fellow Alexa Beller.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Jacinta Johnson discusses her internship in the Paper Conservation Laboratory at the Cleveland Museum of Art, including her work on losses in an 18th-century Indian Mughal painting and the engagement of local university students in the decision-making process.