The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation is holding its annual Portfolio Day and open house on October 7 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.
In conjunction with our annual Portfolio Day events, please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Jessica Burkhart Chasen presents a talk on her summer internship at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY. The talk is entitled "Across a continent: Conservation of ceramics and wooden artifacts from the Asian and Islamic Galleries at the Brooklyn Museum."
Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.
Please join us in the Charleston Dining Room at Winterthur as WUDPAC Fellow Gerrit Albertson presents a talk on his summer internship at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT. The talk is entitled "Conservation through Collaboration: Treating Paintings at Yale's West Campus."
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk by Jeffrey Warda, Conservator of Paper and Photographs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York, NY, entitled “Made of Paper: Robert Motherwell’s Collage Materials in the 1940s.”
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a presentation by UD Preservation Studies Doctoral Program student Mariana DiGiacomo on research in natural history museums.
Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Madeline Corona presents a talk on her summer internship at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The talk is entitled “The Modern Life of Ancient Art: Conservation of Archaeological Objects at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.”
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.
Bent and laboring at their work, the two young peasants in the etching by Jean-Francois Millet are using shovels to dig in a field. The famous scene reflects Millet’s interest in rural life and is a classic example of the realism found in the works by artists who were part of the Barbizon school, which Millet helped found. The etching belongs to the University of Delaware Art Museum, and this year it became a treatment project for Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Fellow Anisha Gupta.
The multi-year preservation of Theodore Roosevelt's historic Sagamore Hill residence is detailed in a recent online post from the Northeast Document Conservation Center, including the on-site conservation and reinstallation efforts of such NEDCC conservators as WUDPAC alumna Amanda Maloney.
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.
While the noisy and very visible construction for the Museum of the American Revolution is underway in Philadelphia, virtually every item in the museum's 3,000-object collection is being examined and treated by conservators including Brian Baade (WUDPAC '06), Kristin deGhetaldi (WUDPAC '08 and PSP Fellow), Johanna Pinney (BA 2016), and Virginia Whelan (WUDPAC '97).