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PSP student co-authors book on mid-Atlantic Art Deco

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Johns Hopkins University Press has just released a comparative study of Art Deco buildings in Baltimore and Washington, DC. The new book is co-authored by historian Richard Striner, and architectural historian and PSP doctoral candidate Melissa Blair.

Catherine Anderson Memorial Award in Preventive Conservation Research

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The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation is accepting applications for the Catherine Anderson Memorial Award to support research in the area of preventive conservation. Projects seeking to answer a current preventive conservation question or develop a new preventive conservation technique, tool or resource will be considered. Funds can be used to support travel, course and conference fees, or the purchase of equipment, software and other required resources.

Spotlighting student conservators

The New-York Historical Society is one of a growing number of institutions offering internship opportunities to high school students considering a career in art conservation. A recent article on the Society's web site includes an interview with Laura Mosco, a "student historian" now studying art conservation at the University of Delaware.

Art conservation as an example of student-centric education

UD's art conservation program was recently spotlighted in a video produced by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Art conservation was included as an example of student-centric education at the University of Delaware, where "educators are no longer thinking about how they want to teach students — instead, they’re focusing on how students want to learn, and on creating the multidisciplinary, multi-generational learning communities needed to solve the complicated issues facing the world today."

PSP Director featured in NYT article on George Stout

A recent article in The New York Times delves into the early days of conservation and conservation education, and reveals the real people depicted in the movie "The Monuments Men" by speaking with conservators and educators including UD Preservation Studies Director Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner.

WUDPAC alumna preserves World War panorama

In preparation for the Harry Ransom Center's current exhibition "The World at War, 1914–1918," a group of photographs was selected for display in the galleries. In the Spring 2014 "Ransom Edition" online magazine, Ransom Center conservator Diana Diaz and WUDPAC alumna and Head of Photographs Conservation Barbara Brown discuss their treatment of Eugene O. Goldbeck's panoramic image of the first U.S. aviation pursuit squadron in combat in France during World War I.

WUDPAC alumna talks about Pollock conservation in Modern Art Notes podcast

Jackson Pollock's Mural (1943) is on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum following months of conservation and collaboration by staff members from the museum and the Getty Conservation Institute. A new article on Tyler Green's Modern Art Notes blog features Getty conservator and WUDPAC alumna Laura Rivers in a discussion on the progress and lessons of the Pollock project.

Conservation and collaboration in mural preservation

In a new blog post for the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art, PSP alumna and Villanova University's Mendel Science post-doctoral fellow Dr. Amanda Norbutus discusses the preservation of public murals, her research into ways to protect outdoor murals from light- and weather-related damage, and the collaboration of conservators, scientists, and local mural preservation organizations such as the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia and Rescue Public Murals.

PSP alumna wins second award for historic preservation publication

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Dr. Marina Dobronovskaya's book on historic preservation in Moscow—which received the Moscow mayor's award in 2012—has been awarded a silver medal at Moscow's 2013 International Architecture Festival for best publication about architecture and architects.

Student Blog: Denver Art Museum

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  • stein blog. King Caspar, c. mid-18th century, Ecuador, Denver Art Museum.
  • stein blog. WUDPAC fellow Courtney VonStein Murray works with a radiology technician at Denver Health Medical Center to position the sculpture of King Caspar for x-rays.
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In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2014 Fellow Courtney VonStein Murray talks about her third-year internship working with conservators on the preservation of a wide variety of objects at the Denver Art Museum, and her collaboration with staff at the Denver Health Medical Center Radiology Department on the x-radiography of an 18th-century Ecuadorian polychrome sculpture.

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