Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Bianca Garcia's presentation on her summer internship at the Western Center for Conservation of Fine Arts in Denver, Colorado.
Join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for WUDPAC Fellow Emily Wroczynski's presentation on her summer internship at West Dean College in the United Kingdom.
UD's art conservation program was spotlighted in a video from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Art conservation was included as an example of student-centric education at the University of Delaware, where "educators are no longer thinking about how they want to teach students — instead, they’re focusing on how students want to learn, and on creating the multidisciplinary, multi-generational learning communities needed to solve the complicated issues facing the world today."
The recent conservation treatment of an early Netherlandish panel painting in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art prompted a close comparison of the work with a similar panel painting in Copenhagen. The examination and resulting discoveries about how the painting was produced is now detailed on the Met's web site, in a blog post co-authored by WUDPAC Class of 2013 alumna Laura Hartman when she was the museum's Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation.
The Miami Herald has named WUDPAC Class of 2011 alumna Emily MacDonald-Korth one of their "20 under 40"—young professionals making their mark in innovative fields.
The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation was spotlighted by Inside Philanthropy magazine as "on the cutting edge of their field," and an example of why organizations such as the Mellon Foundation support the "living, fluid, ever-changing" field of art conservation.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded a three-year, $440,000 grant to the University of Delaware to continue an initiative that seeks to improve the awareness and preservation of the Middle East region’s rich photographic heritage.
In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Ronel Namde reports on her third-year internship working with photograph conservators at the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard Library, and her recent participation in a platinum and palladium photography symposium and workshop held in Washington, DC.
Disaster planning is critical for any cultural institution, and art conservators must sometimes prepare for the unthinkable. That was the focus of WUDPAC Fellow Ronel Namde’s summer at the Arab Image Foundation (AIF). The AIF, a small foundation with a collection of 600,000 photographs taken in the Middle East, North Africa and of the Arab diaspora, is part of the Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative, along with the University of Delaware, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Getty Conservation Institute. Ronel spent nine weeks at the AIF drafting a disaster plan for the institution.