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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    Securing a crack in 17th-century oil portrait on panel

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

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

  • 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

  •  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

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    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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Dissertation Proposal Presentation

  • June 3, 2016   1:00PM – 2:00PM

At a special event in Winterthur's Rotunda, paleontologist and PSP student Mariana Di Giacomo will present her dissertation proposal entitled "The effects of preparation on paleontological scientific analyses and long-term stability of fossils."

Class of 2016 final presentations

  • August 16, 2016   9:00AM – 5:00PM

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 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. 

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.

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.

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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  • The Creators Project highlights Old Master reconstructions at the University of Delaware

    In the art conservation program of the University of Delaware, students gather as much forensic evidence as they can to peel back the layers of museum masterpieces, then set to work replicating their artists’ gestures, producing historically accurate reconstructions.

  • NEH funds UD art conservators to observe practices at Cuba's museums, archives, libraries

    The National Endowment for the Humanities announced Thursday that it will provide a grant to a group of University of Delware art conservators to visit Cuba to learn about preservation challenges and methods.

  • Student Blog: Preserving modern and contemporary sculpture

    In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Alexandra Nichols discusses the object conservation training that has taken her across the U.S. and around the world, leading to her current internship working with conservators and conservation scientists at the Museum of Modern Art on works by such artists as Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, and Yayoi Kusama.

  • Working toward a more hopeful future for historic works and sites

    LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, WUDPAC Class of 2011, serves as project manager for conservation and heritage preservation for the Syrian Heritage Initiative, working to preserve priceless antiquities and historic sites in war-torn Syria.

  • Banks and Harris Preservation Award to Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa

    WUDPAC Affiliated Associate Professor Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa is the recipient of the 2016 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, an award given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, and sponsored by Preservation Technologies, given this year to Cunningham-Kruppa in recognition of her service as a distinguished educator, her continued advocacy of library and archives preservation training and many years of professional contributions.

  • Student Blog: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Anisha Gupta discusses her internship at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and her work with paper conservation staff—including WUDPAC alumnae—on the complex treatment of twenty four lithographs by the artist Ben Shahn.

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