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Earthquake? No damage. But what about loud music?

UD Preservation Studies Doctoral Program Director Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner is among other leading conservators featured in a Washington Post article about vibration and its impact on collections care.

Looking beneath the surface

Kirsten Moffitt, Colonial Williamsburg’s Materials Analyst and Associate Conservator and also a WUDPAC alumna, recently took to the blog "Making History" to explain how she connects science, conservation, and history for CW's visitors.

Hard work worth doing

The multi-year preservation of Theodore Roosevelt's historic Sagamore Hill residence is detailed in a recent online post from the Northeast Document Conservation Center, including the on-site conservation and reinstallation efforts of such NEDCC conservators as WUDPAC alumna Amanda Maloney.

Swabbing the decks

In a blog post from the Missouri History Museum, WUDPAC alumna and MHM conservator Crista Pack provides a glimpse of what is needed to prepare a large but delicate steamboat model for exhibition.

Uncovering Thoreau

Working with the Harvard University's Houghton Library curator of modern books and manuscripts, a team of conservators including WUDPAC alumna Debora Mayer have carefully revealed long-hidden notes scribbled along the edges of a manuscript by Henry David Thoreau.

Decoding Sherman's flag

A blog post from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History spotlights the problem-solving challenges involved in the preservation of a 135-year-old flag, commissioned by the Civil War general and now in the care of a conservation team lead by NMAH textile conservator and WUDPAC alumna Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss.

The New York Times highlights PSP student's work with lacquer

A recent article on the unique materials, production, and commerce surrounding lacquer objects also highlights the upcoming lacquer conference at the Winterthur Museum and one of its organizers, UD Preservation Studies Program student Maria João Petisca.

Student Blog: Around the world of conservation

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  • Taira. Measuring dimensions of the Razmnama illuminations at the Cleveland Museum of Art [Photo Courtesy: Steven Fixx]
  • Taira. Removing an attachment obscuring part of the palm leaf illumination. [Photo Courtesy: Moyna Stanton]
  • Kaira, Leaf from a Jain manuscript. [Photo Courtesy: Joan Neubecker]
  • Kimi Taira. Reducing tape adhesive with a solvent gel on a ngatu [Photo courtesy: Jennifer Cauchi]
  • Taira. Ngatu (tapa cloth), bark cloth, dye; 2946mm x 975mm, c. 1940, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa FE012488 [Photo courtesy: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa]
  • Taira. Teaching an art history seminar at Ithaca College about art handling and condition reports [Photo Courtesy: Josh Franco]

As graduation day approaches, WUDPAC Class of 2015 Fellow Kimi Taira shares how her experience working with paper conservators at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Cleveland Museum of Art informed her continued interest in conservation ethics, outreach, and training.

Navigating the artist's interview

In a new blog post on the web site for Voices in Contemporary Art, WUDPAC Fellow Alexandra Nichols contemplates the intricacies of working with living artists.

Color change puts world-renowned paintings at risk

An international team of scientists led by WUDPAC affiliated faculty and Winterthur Museum senior scientist Jennifer Mass has announced new findings on why a bright yellow pigment favored a century ago by master artists like Henri Matisse fades to drab beige.

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