• Historic image of Old College

    Historic image of Old College on the UD campus

Two Campuses

The Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware is housed in Old College.  This building is on the historic register and houses two history of technology studios, a photographic materials and conservation laboratory, and administrative offices. Material Culture Preservation undergraduate students work primarily at the Newark campus and have access to objects from the University Museums, that contain archaeological and ethnographic materials, a diversity of Western European medieval to contemporary works, a large collection of gems and minerals, and the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art.


In the Crowninshield Research Building of the Winterthur Museum (15 miles north of the University of Delaware) there are 26 conservation studios, laboratories, examination rooms, and workshops used by faculty and students in our graduate programs. The Winterthur Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation. Our students have regular access to Winterthur’s internationally recognized collections—nearly 100,000 American decorative art objects housed in 180 period room settings and an associated exhibition building—as well as a comprehensive American material culture research library.

  • Crowninshield Research Building