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Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation

The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) is a Masters-level Program jointly sponsored by the University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum. It is a three-year course leading to a Master of Science in Art Conservation. The curriculum is designed to educate and train conservation professionals who can carry out the examination, analysis, stabilization and treatment of art and artifacts, speak to general principles of collection care, and have a broad academic background in science and the humanities. 


Faculty and students use twenty-six well-equipped conservation studios, laboratories, examination rooms and workshops in the Louis du Pont Crowninshield Research Building at Winterthur. This building houses one of the country’s largest and best-equipped museum analytical laboratories and conservation studios.  Winterthur is recognized as having a comprehensive collection of early American art - domestic, architecture, furniture, textiles, silver, pewter, ceramics, glass, paintings, and prints. The University of Delaware houses art studios for reconstructing historic techniques, science laboratories, a conservation laboratory and administrative offices.

Tours of the conservation laboratories at Winterthur are available to potential applicants throughout the academic year. Pre-program tours for the 2013-2014 academic year will be held every second Tuesday at 1:30pm. Tours for the 2013 fall semester will be: September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10. If you would like to schedule a tour for the fall 2013 semester, please contact WUDPAC Fellow Austin Plann-Curley at . If you would like information about tours in the spring 2014 semester, please contact WUDPAC Fellow Emily Brown at .

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