Please join us for the annual college Alumni Weekend reception, co-hosted with the Institute for Global Studies, at The Wright House, 44 Kent Way. The Party is FREE and a great way to catch up!
On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 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.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Shannon A. Brogdon-Grantham shares her thoughts on the connoisseurship, craft, and material science of photography as experienced through her internship at the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography, including her work caring for materials ranging from a small tintype of a water lily to large-scale prints from the astrophotography collection at the University's Space Imagery Center.
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and the Winterthur Museum present "Exotic Surfaces: Chinese Export Lacquer Symposium and Workshop," to be held at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library on October 29-30, 2015.
First-year students from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation have been working fervently on behalf of a family in rural Ohio that lost four members—including three young brothers—in an early-morning fire the day after Christmas. The photos have now been returned to the family and the project has captured national and international attention.
ARTC graduate Alyssa Hull is currently in Norway, working as a Fulbright Scholar with staff and collections at the Munch Museum and the University of Oslo. In Alyssa’s latest blog post, she updates us on her work assisting in the study of Munch’s pigments, and her adventures surviving the Norwegian winter and skiing across the country with a cadre of conservators.
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). WUDPAC and PSP students and alumni regularly contribute to the online presence of contemporary art conservation with blog posts featuring their own conservation projects.
For WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Kelly McCauley, minimizing potential damage to objects is vital to the long term preservation of our cultural heritage. In this blog post, Kelly shares the preventive conservation activities at the heart of her internship at New York's Peebles Island Resource Center, including her efforts to assess and understand the impact of lighting conditions in the Center's work and storage areas.
We would love to see you Friday June 5th to reconnect with fellow University and/or Winterthur Alumni as well as the faculty and staff of the Department, and the College of Arts & Science. Join us for the annual college Alumni Weekend reception, co-hosted with the Institute for Global Studies; the Party is free and a great way to catch up. It's a Dela-bration!
Nineteenth-century travelers, valued pictures as mementoes of their trips. Those wealthy enough to travel would buy paintings from artists who catered to the vacation trade. One example, an impressionistic landscape painting called The City Gate, St. Augustine, recently became a treatment project for paintings major and WUDPAC Fellow Sydney Beall.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Emily Brown shares the range of experiences provided by her third-year internships in objects conservation, including her work on an oyster shell in a silver and gilt-silver metal mount made in the late 19th century by the Parisan goldsmith firm Froment-Meurice.
Damaged in an earthquake, riddled with worm holes and covered in dirt and grime, the 37-inch tall Madonna of the Immaculate Conception arrived at WUDPAC in very poor condition. But the polychrome Ecuadoran statue is much beloved by its current owner, who cradled it in a baby blanket when she delivered it, and it was welcomed as a treatment project by second-year fellow Bianca Garcia.