Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk by Michael Gallagher, the Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge in the Department of Paintings Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, entitled “Private and Public: The Conservation of Le Brun’s Everhard Jabach and His Family."
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk by Old Masters Dealer Otto Naumann on the relationship between art dealers and art conservators, entitled “Dealers and the Question of Restoration: A Conversation.”
Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.
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.
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.
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.
Gazing out from the oil portrait on panel, the pensive looking gentlemen in the brown doublet and ruff did not seem to be very enthused about life in the 17th century. The only clues to his identity were the date “1621” in the upper left hand corner, and “Æ t.” (age) 52” in the upper right hand corner. The family that owned the portrait had nicknamed it Shakespeare. After some dedicated research and conservation treatment, WUDPAC second-year fellow José Luis Lazarte has developed some theories about the portrait.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Claire Curran shares her continuing exposure to the wonderful and unique world of modern and contemporary art provided by an internship in objects conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and discusses her treatment of a cast latex work by artist Louise Bourgeois.
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.
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.
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.