• Examintaion of Pre-Columbian works

Help Support UD’s Art Conservation Program!

Thank you for your interest in supporting the University of Delaware’s 
Department of Art Conservation. Gifts from individuals like yourself help maintain excellence and ensure the preservation of our world’s cultural heritage from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Declaration of Independence.

Your gift today will help our faculty and students continue to use the latest technology and practices to preserve cultural property for the enjoyment and education of future generations. Our students depend on annual gifts to help fund new initiatives, cutting-edge instrumentation, international research travel, and distinguished guest speakers that make the University of Delaware’s Art Conservation one of the best in the nation.

With your support, you can have a direct impact on the Department of Art Conservation. Our work is global  - from Iraq to China – and our students  and the world have benefited enormously.

Making a gift is simple. Just visit our easy, on-line giving form. Please be sure to allocate your gift to Art Conservation in the “Other” box. Many companies match gifts of their employees. This is a great way to double or even triple your gift. Check with your company’s Human Resources department or visit our on-line database a to find out if your employer matches gifts.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at  or call toll-free at 866-535-4504. You may send checks to the Office of Annual Giving, University of Delaware, 011 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716. Please  indicate Art Conservation in the note section of your check to assure your gift is allocated correctly.


UD partnerships in Middle East conservation efforts

The University of Delaware’s leadership in the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage is just one of the collaborative ways in which UD art conservators are helping to preserve cultural treasures in the Middle East. Recently, UD's Department of Art Conservation and the Arab Image Foundation received funding to promote the awareness and preservation of photograph collections from North Africa and the Arab Peninsula through western Asia. 

Mellon Foundation funds WUDPAC pilot program

The Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support an innovative pilot graduate program to educate library and archives conservators, to ensure that our Nation’s rich cultural collections will be preserved for future generations.