Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a presentation by WUDPAC Fellow Alexandra Nichols on her summer internship at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.
As part of Portfolio Day 2014, join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Pamela Johnson's presentation on her summer internship at the Lunder Conservation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation is holding its annual Portfolio Day and open house on October 8 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.
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Lauren Gottschlich's presentation on her summer internship at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Jose Lazarte's presentation on his summer internship at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.
Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Cathie Magee's presentation on her summer internships at Simmons College and the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Furniture conservator and PSP student Maria João Petisca has been studying lacquered furniture for more than a decade. This month she traveled to Hong Kong for the annual meeting of the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works—and presented a poster exploring her work with the Winterthur Museum's Chinese export furniture collections.
Jane Klinger—Chief Conservator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a PSP student—recently traveled with an international group of conservators to a workshop devoted to the physical and digital preservation of documents at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. Over three days, these visiting experts discussed the ethical and technical challenges of conserving the original documents while creating a digital archive to make these significant objects more accessible to the public.
On-campus living learning communities (LLC), help students who share a major live near each other, study together, receive help from peer mentor students, and benefit from other resources from their department. A biology LLC began at UD last year and since then, other freshman academic living communities have developed, such as the College of Earth, Ocean and the Environment community and the material culture LLC, which includes freshman art history, art conservation and anthropology majors.
WUDPAC Fellow Pamela Johnson spent her summer working in the Smithsonian Institution's Lunder Conservation Center paintings laboratory and specializing in paintings conservation. Pamela's conservation of a self-portrait (or autorretrato) by Puerto Rican artist Pio Casimiro Bacener—from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum—was recently featured on the museum's blog, "Eye Level."
Canada’s second oldest wooden house has a secret beneath the decades-old layers of paint. Nova Scotia's CBC News spoke with conservator and Class of 1978 WUDPAC alumna Ann Shaftel about her work to revive a 175-year-old mural hidden in the walls of the Sinclair Inn.
The collaborative UD-Villanova project to preserve and restore Pietro da Cortona's "The Triumph of David" has entered a new and exciting phase. With the help of scientists from General Electric Company and their portable x-ray equipment, lead conservator and PSP doctoral candidate Kristin De Ghetaldi and her team are finding artist's alterations in the enormous 17th-century painting. Thus far, they have discovered changes in the position of the main figure's hands, plus a hidden figure covered by a shield.
A few years ago, paintings conservator Tatiana Ausema was at a professional crossroads. The 2003 WUDPAC graduate was working at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, where her job as a collections assistant entailed coordinating the activities of the conservation, registrar, and photography departments. Although she enjoyed her work, her career path seemed to be leading away from art conservation. She wondered if that was where she wanted to go. In 2010, she made the decision to pursue a relatively new option for conservators, the University of Delaware’s Ph.D. program in Preservation Studies.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2016 Fellow Emily Wroczynski reports on her summer abroad working at Allyson McDermott Historic Interiors in The Royal Forest of Dean, and shares details of her engaging and challenging treatment of flocked wallpapers from Oxburgh Hall, a National Trust property in Norfolk County England.