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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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."
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is easy to imagine lacquer tea trays, imported to from China and valued both as functional and decorative items, displayed in sunny late-18th- and 19th-century drawing rooms when not in use. But sunlight has its drawbacks, and WUDPAC Fellow Madeline Corona believes that exposure to light is responsible for some of the deterioration evident in the lacquer tea tray from the Winterthur collection that became her technical study and a treatment project.
A new post on the National Air and Space Museum's blog page takes a look at the cutting-edge technology of WWII-era aircraft and the complex work undertaken by WUDPAC Claire Taggart to assess, treat, and house such examples of innovation for future generations.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Cathie Magee discusses her internship training in the book conservation departments of several institutions, including her current work with staff, scholars, and books from the various divisions of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Thinking of pursuing graduate training in conservation? Wondering how to prepare? A recent webinar on this topic—featuring representatives from five North American graduate programs in art conservation—has been archived and is now available online.