During this past year, the third-year Fellows in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation have worked in conservation studios, laboratories, and significant cultural sites throughout the world from the Prado Museum to the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard.
These students will return to Winterthur's Copeland Lecture Hall on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 to present formal illustrated lectures about their internship experiences.
Among a long list of remarkable conservation projects, the Class of 2012 has conserved a costume worn by Norma Shearer in the 1938 film Maria Antoinette, analyzed using scientific instrumentation Marcel Duchamp’s Fresh Window and a frieze panel from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House, consolidated and reinforced a bark painting from a ceremonial home in Papua New Guinea, removed grime from an Auguste Rodin marble sculpture and stabilized a 14th-century tiled Mihrab prayer niche for the recently renovated Islamic galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, repaired two letters from Jane Austen and an 1869 picture book belonging to Emily Dickinson’s niece, cleaned gold and garnets in the Anglo-Saxon treasures from the renowned Staffordshire Hoard, and supervised the anoxic treatment of an 8-ft. insect-infested contemporary sculpture made of corn and epoxy!
We look forward to celebrating our students’ many accomplishments and global cultural heritage preservation experiences. The full presentation schedule is available here. Please contact Ginny Greene in our office at (302) 831-3489 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can attend.