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WUDPAC alumna uncovers secrets of haunted inn

  • Ann Shaftel CBC news

Canada’s second oldest wooden house has a secret beneath the decades-old layers of paint. Nova Scotia's CBC News spoke with conservator and Class of 1978 WUDPAC alumna Ann Shaftel about her work to revive a 175-year-old mural hidden in the walls of the Sinclair Inn.

WUDPAC takes preventive conservation around the globe

The importance of preventive conservation has been gaining attention from the media, including a recent article spotlighting the Kress-funded Schloss Leopoldskron Conservation Assessment Program and the role of WUDPAC students in the international effort to preserve this important Salzburg collection.

Contemporary blogging

The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art has a very active membership, with regular updates from members of their North American affiliate (INCCA-NA). Current WUDPAC and PSP students recently contributed to the online presence of contemporary art conservation with blog posts related to their own conservation projects.

Fulbright Blog: A Blue Hen arrives in Norway

  • Alyssa Hull, Fulbright scholar, a picture of her Oslo neighborhood, Sogn

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. Alyssa will be chronicling her experiences with Nordic culture, art conservation, and the Fulbright program in the "Fulbright blog." In her first post, we learn what drew Alyssa to the Munch Museum and share her first days in Oslo. Alyssa also discusses her Fulbright application process and gives advice for other students considering an application to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

WUDPAC establishes the Emily Schuetz Stryker Memorial Grant

  • Miranda Dunn

The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation has established the Emily Schuetz Stryker Memorial Grant. The grant will serve as an ongoing celebration of the life of WUDPAC alum Emily Schuetz Stryker (1987 - 2014). The grant will be awarded yearly to a WUDPAC student who has completed his/her first year of study. The first Emily Schuetz Stryker Memorial Grant recipient is Miranda Dunn.  

What do you learn on a summer work project?

  • Jacinta Johnson at CCAHA

Jacinta Johnson, a second-year student in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, is at Philadelphia's Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts for an eight-week summer work project. As she finished her fifth week, she answered some questions about her experience for the CCAHA newsletter.

WUDPAC alum's laser brings new life to Egyptian obelisk

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  • Decades’ worth of sooty accumulation has darkened the Obelisk in Central Park. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
  • Bartosz A. Dajnowski, vice director of the Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio, using a laser to clean the Obelisk. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

A recent article in The New York Times spotlights the cleaning of a 3,500 year-old obelisk in New York City's Central Park, performed with a new laser cleaning system designed by Class of 2013 alumnus Bartosz Dajnowski.

Jocelyn Alcántara-García to join ARTC faculty

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  • Jocelyn Alcántara-García

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Jocelyn Alcántara-García will be joining the University of Delaware this fall as an assistant professor in the Department of Art Conservation.

Saving Africa's photographic heritage

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  • Benin photo workshop. UDaily article by Elizabeth Adams and Jessica Franzetti. Photos by Caroline Lacey, Resolution Photo.
  • Benin photo workshop. UDaily article by Elizabeth Adams and Jessica Franzetti. Photos by Caroline Lacey, Resolution Photo.
  • 2014 Benin photo workshop
  • Benin photo workshop. UDaily article by Elizabeth Adams and Jessica Franzetti. Photos by Caroline Lacey, Resolution Photo.
  • Benin photo workshop. UDaily article by Elizabeth Adams and Jessica Franzetti. Photos by Caroline Lacey, Resolution Photo.

In Africa, photographic collections old and new face many dangers, and some institutions lack the resources and knowledge to properly preserve these treasures. With the collaborative efforts of organizations committed to raising awareness of the value and significance of photography in Africa, ARTC Chair Debra Hess Norris helped create, "Preservation of Photography Patrimonial in Africa (3PA): West African Image Lab," a four-day workshop recently held in Benin, West Africa. The workshop combined theory and practice to preserve photograph collections in Africa, empowering participants with information, professional networks and advocacy skills.  

Art conservation and the heritage of ownership

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  • ARTC eblast June 2014

When a six-inch-tall Pennsylvania German basket became a project for Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation second-year Fellow Emily Brown, its small size and organic composition differed markedly from objects she had encountered during her pre-program experiences. The willow basket is one
of ten baskets on permanent display in the museum’s 8th-floor Lebanon Room. 

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