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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Inpainting paint losses on Michael Goldberg's Sardines, 1955, in the Lunder Conservation Center

    Treating a painting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lunder Conservation Center

  • 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

  • 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

  • Summer internship at Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu

    Summer internship at Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu

  • 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

  • Raman Analysis, Eva Cockcroft's "La Grande Jatte," 1986, Brooklyn

    Performing raman analysis for Heritage Preservation's Rescue Public Murals documentation project

  • 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

  • Michelle Sullivan is attaching an insert on a watercolor by George Howell Gay

    Attaching an insert on a watercolor by George Howell Gay

  • lazarte panel

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

  • shannon cropped

    Reducing surface soiling on a woven African mat during a basketry cleaning lab

  • anne getts and joy gardiner washing a textile

    Wet cleaning of a plate-printed fabric from the turn of the 19th century at Winterthur Museum

  • 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

  • Sara Levin reconstructing the hole-mouth jar, here seen upside down. Photo by Elisheva Kamaisky.

    Summer internship at the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem

  • Montefiascone

    Summer project in the historic Seminario Barbarigo in Montefiascone, Italy

  • Claire Curran installing Wolfgang Laib pollen from Hazelnut at the Hirshhorn

    Summer internship at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution

  • 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

  • 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

  • Undergraduate Summer Research Scholar consulting on a flapper dress treatment

    Undergraduate Summer Research Scholar and curators discuss the treatment of a 1920s flapper dress

  • cropped image, Kelsey Wingel undergraduate summer internship in objects at the Met

    Undergraduate internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

  • 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 

  • HBCU Photographic materials preservation summer institute; photo Evan Krape

    HBCU photo preservation workshop for students from historically black colleges and universities

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Students' Choice Lecture

  • March 11, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as frame specialists Davida Kovner and Bill Lewin present a special talk entitled "Frame Conservation: Treatment Choices.

Students' Choice Lecture

  • March 18, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as conservator T.K. McClintock of Studio TKM presents a special talk on the removal and remounting of wallpaper.

Conservation Clinic

  • March 19, 2015   1:00PM – 4:00PM

Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.

Annual Joanna Rowntree Memorial Lecture

  • March 20, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as Mark GoldenCEO and cofounder of Golden Artist Colors presents a special talk entitled "One Artist at a Time: Making Custom Paint."

Students' Choice Lecture

  • April 8, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as bookbinder and conservator Jeff Peachey presents a special talk entitled "Pieces of a Private Practice Pie: Blogging, Connoisseurship, Inventing, Teaching, Toolmaking, Treatments."

Conservation Clinic

  • April 9, 2015   1:00PM – 4:00PM

Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material.

Students' Choice Lecture

  • April 15, 2015   4:00PM – 5:00PM

Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as Ann Hoenigswald, Senior Conservator of Paintings at the National Gallery of Art presents a special talk on the conservation of works by artist Pablo Picasso, entitled “The Blue Period: New interpretations by Means of Technical Studies.”

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  • Student Blog: MFA Houston

    In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Claire Curran shares her continuing exposure to the wonderful and unique world of modern and contemporary art provided by an internship in objects conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and discusses her treatment of a cast latex work by artist Louise Bourgeois.

  • Art conservation and ancestral memories

    When the 113-year-old, full-length portrait of two well-dressed society women from Philadelphia was discovered rolled up in a New England barn, it was covered with dirt and grime. The canvas, though unframed and without a stretcher, was structurally sound and family members of the women in the portrait asked if it could be a project for the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.

  • Student Blog: Pre-program experience

    How do students prepare themselves to apply to a conservation training graduate program? In this blog post, University of Delaware ARTC undergraduate student Maddie Cooper talks about her “pre-program” preparations and her plans to continue her training after graduation this spring.

  • Art conservation and historical alchemy

    In what must have been a very busy life, William Salmon (1644-1713), who called himself ‘Doctor’ though he had no formal medical training, sold his own medicinal mixtures and practiced alchemy. One of his most popular books, the Polygraphice, offers advice on subjects such as drawing and painting the human figure, draperies, mixing pigments and preparing perfumes. This fall, a well-worn 1678 edition of Polygraphice in the collection of the Winterthur Library became a treatment project for second-year WUDPAC Fellow Cathie Magee.
  • Fulbright Blog: The adventure continues!

    ARTC graduate Alyssa Hull was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to spend the next academic year in Norway working with staff and collections at the Munch Museum and the University of Oslo. In her first blog post, we learned what drew Alyssa to the Munch Museum and shared her first days in Oslo. In this new post Alyssa updates us on her travels throughout Scandinavia and her work at the Munch Museum assisting in the study of altered pigments on Munch’s paintings and helping to create a database of the artist’s materials in the first half of the 20th century.

  • Conservation of a Magi

    A new blog post from the Denver Art Museum features the conservation of an eighteenth-century polychrome Nativity sculpture, a treatment currently underway by WUDPAC alumna Courtney Von Stein Murray.

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