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.
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.
A blog post from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History spotlights the problem-solving challenges involved in the preservation of a 135-year-old flag, commissioned by the Civil War general and now in the care of a conservation team lead by NMAH textile conservator and WUDPAC alumna Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss.
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 treated by conservators including WUDPAC alumna and textile conservator Virginia Whelan and ARTC student Johanna Pinney.
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.
In this blog post, paleontologist Mariana Di Giacomo shares the journey that brought her to the United States to study at the University of Delaware's Preservation Studies Program, her experience in the doctoral program so far, and why she thinks UD's interdisciplinary approach to preservation studies is the right fit for her research and her future.