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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Fairbanks, Alaska to Samothrace in Greece, our Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Class of 2017 have brought with them tremendously rich pre-program experiences as they began their studies this Fall.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Emily Wroczynski reports on her summer abroad working at Allyson McDermott Historic Interiors in The Royal Forest of Dean, and shares details of her engaging and challenging treatment of flocked wallpapers from Oxburgh Hall, a National Trust property in Norfolk County England.
Over the past two months, the Art Conservation Department has been preparing for the arrival of participants for a five‑day workshop that took place from July 29th to August 2nd. Taught by instructors Brian Baade (ARTC Assistant Professor) and Kristin deGhetaldi (PSP doctoral candidate) and sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this hands-on workshop was the first of its kind, helping prepare museum educators, scholars, and art curators to promote the appreciation, interpretation, and preservation of Old Master paintings.