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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • lazarte panel

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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Students' Choice Lecture

  • February 10, 2016   4:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk by conservator Molly Gleeson from the Artifact Lab at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, entitled “Between the living and the dead: conserving Egyptian mummies in full public view.”

Students' Choice Lecture

  • February 17, 2016   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk by Bettina Landgrebe, Director of Conservation at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, entitled Conservation challenges at the Chinati Foundation illustrated by 100 Untitled Mill Aluminum Works by Donald Judd, 1982 - 1986 and School # 6 by Ilya Kabakov, 1993.”

Application deadline: 2016 Krill and Fiske Scholarship Awards

  • February 28, 2016   5:00PM

Proposal deadline for the Annual WUDPAC John Krill Advanced Scholarship Award in Paper Conservation and Connoisseurship and the Betty Fiske Professional Development Award in Asian or Contemporary Art Preservation. 

Students' Choice Lecture

  • March 1, 2016   4:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk on 17th-century Dutch painting, to be given by John Walsh, curator, professor, and Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, entitled Jacob van Ruisdael’s Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede (ca. 1668–70) and Dutch Landscape.” 

Students' Choice Lecture

  • March 2, 2016   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk by Lucretia Kargere, Conservator at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at the Cloisters. The talk is entitled "Stone Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Students' Choice Lecture

  • March 8, 2016   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk by Fenella France, Chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress, entitled "Deciphering the Underlying Text in a 15th-century Palimpsest.”

Students' Choice Lecture

  • March 9, 2016   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special talk by Sarah Watkins-Kenney, Lab Director and Chief Conservator of the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, on “Underwater Archaeology and Waterlogged Materials.”

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  • WUDPAC alumna is appointed chief curator at Chicago museum

    Alumna Leslie Guy (WUDPAC '95), the first African American woman in the U.S. to earn a master’s in science degree in art conservation, has been appointed chief curator at Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History.

  • Federal support for conservation training

    A new federal grant to the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation from the National Endowment for the Humanities will supply critical support to graduate students preparing for careers in preserving the world’s cultural and artistic heritage.

  • Art conservation and a woman of mystery

    Kidnapped at a young age from her home on Crete to join the Sultan’s harem in Istanbul, Emetullah Rabia Gülnus (1642-1715) became Mother Sultan when both her sons came to rule the Ottoman Empire. Her prominence made her the subject of many portraits, including one that recently became a treatment project for second-year Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Fellow Josh Summer.

  • WUDPAC students help flood-ravaged Texas community

    Students in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation restore photos as part of their course work. They frequently handle materials damaged in floods and fires, and members of the WUDPAC Class of 2018 are currently working to stabilize and clean a collection of photographs rescued from the Memorial Day floods in Wimberley, Texas.

  • Student conference papers now available online

    Each year, conservation students and faculty gather at an annual meeting of the Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation. The papers presented at those conferences are now available online.

  • Deadline approaching: 2016 Krill and Fiske Scholarship Awards

    The WUDPAC Scholarship Committee is soliciting nominations for the Annual WUDPAC John Krill Advanced Scholarship Award in Paper Conservation and Connoisseurship and the Betty Fiske Professional Development Award in Asian or Contemporary Art Preservation.  Both awards advance and strengthen the scholarship and research opportunities for early career conservation professionals. Proposal due date is February 28, 2016.

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