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  • Lazarte blog. Erasing graphite smudges on Sonfist’s drawing on canvas, California Earthquake, 1969 (photo: Sarah Assanti)

    Treating a drawing on canvas at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

  • ARTC eblast Nov 2015. Beller. The painting  before treatment in specular light highlights the slackness of the original canvas

    Inpainting losses on a 19th-century portrait painting

  • Clare Curran MFA Houston "Hexagonal Spiral" by Marta Chilindron

    Cleaning a sculpture by Marta Chilindron at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • XRF analysis of an uncased daguerreotype to determine the presence or absence of gold toning.  It is Heather Brown during her second year of study.

    Using XRF analysis to look for toning materials on an uncased daguerreotype

  • WUDPAC students work on photos recovered after flash-floods in Wimberly, TX. in May, 2015. Photo Evan Krape.

    Assessment and treatment of photos recovered after flash floods in Wimberley, Texas

  • Kimi Taira applying a wheat starch paste/methyl cellulose poultice on the back to remove the degraded spine material.

    Applying a starch paste/methyl cellulose poultice on a book to remove degraded spine materials

  • undergraduate ARTC student Katie Bonanno working on a  1930s automaton in the Jeff Smith's Parlor Museum in Alaska

    Undergraduate internship at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, Alaska 

  • Studying cellulose degradation in science class

    Studying the process of cellulose degradation

  • Joan Irving and Emily Wroczynski lining a wallpaper fragment, 19th-c, wheat starch paste, Japanese kozo paper sekishu

    Lining a 19th-century wallpaper fragment onto Japanese kozo paper

  •  Treating a painting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lunder Conservation Center

    Treating a painting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lunder Conservation Center

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    Reducing surface soiling on a woven African mat

  • Heather Brown inpainting a Ralph Morse photograph at MFA Houston (credit: Tina Tan)

    Inpainting a Ralph Morse photograph at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • Summer internship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and National Air and Space Museum

    Summer internship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and National Air and Space Museum

  • Summer internship at Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu

    Summer internship at Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu

  • cropped image, Kelsey Wingel undergraduate summer internship in objects at the Met

    Undergraduate internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

  • Montefiascone

    Summer project in the historic Seminario Barbarigo in Montefiascone, Italy

  • first-year WUDPAC student gently cleaning one of 300 charred, water-damaged photographs rescued from a 2014 house fire

    Cleaning water-damaged photographs rescued from a house fire

  • Applying a hot wax coating to Rodin's Gates of Hell at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia

    Applying a hot wax coating to Rodin's Gates of Hell at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia

  • Michelle Sullivan is attaching an insert on a watercolor by George Howell Gay

    Attaching a corner insert on a watercolor

  • Repairing broken beadwork on a 19th-century Bison Robe in the American Indian collection at the Denver Art Museum

    Repairing broken beadwork on a 19th-century Bison Robe at the Denver Art Museum

  • Stephanie Oman surface cleans a late-19th century gilded frieze in the Great Hall of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

    Cleaning a gilded frieze at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

  • Sara Levin reconstructing the hole-mouth jar, here seen upside down. Photo by Elisheva Kamaisky.

    Summer internship at the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem

  • Anne Getts working on a gown from the 1938 MGM motion picture Marie Antoinette at the LA County Museum of Art.

    Stabilizing a 1938 MGM Studios gown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

  • WUDPAC Class of 2013 alumna Emily Schuetz Stryker, pictured here during a preventive conservation assessment at the Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg

    Performing a preventive conservation assessment at the Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg

  • LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, Examination and cleaning archaeological artifacts from an ancient sanctuary in Cyprus

    Examination and cleaning archaeological artifacts from an ancient sanctuary in Cyprus

  • Working on the Wawadit'la (Mungo Martin Big House) in Victoria, Canada for the Royal British Columbia Museum

    Summer internship in Victoria, Canada with the Royal British Columbia Museum

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Summer Work Project Talk

  • September 21, 2016   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Please join us in the Charleston Dining Room at the Winterthur Museum as WUDPAC Fellow Mina Porell presents a talk on her summer internship at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Summer Work Project Talk

  • September 28, 2016   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Jackie Chi presents a talk on her summer internship at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA.

Conservation Clinic

  • September 29, 2016   1:00PM – 4:00PM

Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.

Summer Work Project Talk

  • October 5, 2016   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda during Portfolio Day as WUDPAC Fellow Amaris Sturm presents a talk on her summer internship at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia, PA.

WUDPAC Portfolio Day

  • October 5, 2016   4:00PM – 7:00PM

Students interested in applying to the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation should not miss the Master's program annual Portfolio Day, held at the Winterthur Museum, in which the entering class of graduate students shares their pre-program resumes. 

Summer Work Project Talk

  • October 19, 2016   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Diana Hartman presents a talk on her summer internship at Contemporary Conservation Ltd. in New York, NY.

Summer Work Project Talk

  • October 26, 2016   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Kelsey Wingel presents a talk on her summer internship at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, VA.

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  • Follow the Class of 2019 on Instagram

    The WUDPAC Class of 2019 are chronicling their first year studies with images posted on Instagram. Through images and captions, the students hope to give visitors some insight into their day-to-day activities: lectures, projects, field trips, internships, and more.

  • How science aids conservation

    Winterthur Senior Conservator of Objects and WUDPAC Professor Bruno Pouliot is featured in a new article that delves into how conservators maintain the delicate balance between critical thought and scientific analysis.

  • Preserving natural disasters

    In a recent post on the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco blog, WUDPAC Fellow José Luis Lazarte Fellow discusses his graduate internship at FAMSF working with the materials of Alan Sonfist, an artist whose pencil renderings of seismograms immortalized two California earthquakes.

  • Cleaning with care

    In a video recently released by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, WUDPAC alumna Lydia Vagts—the museum's Cunningham Associate Conservator of Paintings—discusses the considerations involved in her treatment of Van Gogh's 1890 painting “House at Auvers.”

  • Student Blog: Denver Art Museum

    In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Lauren Gottschlich shares her internship experience amongst the wide-ranging collections at the Denver Art Museum, including how her early days at WUDPAC informed her work with tricky materials, such as soaps and waxes.

  • Conservators plan study trip to Cuba

    The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced plans to send a group of U.S. conservators, students, and graduates from the University of Delaware to Cuba to learn about the preservation challenges faced there.

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