• undergraduate ARTC student Katie Bonanno working on a  1930s automaton in the Jeff Smith's Parlor Museum in Alaska

    Undergraduate internship at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, Alaska 

Applying for the Art Conservation Major

Students apply to the undergraduate program in Art Conservation through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Portfolios are not required or encouraged for application. Application decisions are made by the Admissions office.


The undergraduate degree in Art Conservation prepares students for graduate-level study in conservation, historic preservation, museum studies, or library science. Our students often double major or minor in related disciplines including Chemistry, Material Culture, Anthropology, Art History, or History, but these are added later, in consultation with an advisor, not at the time of admission.

To learn more about what the University of Delaware’s Material Culture Studies minor has to offer, please visit their website.

*Note for Transferring Students: The Department cannot guarantee that you will graduate in less then two years when transferring from another institution or from another major within the University of Delaware. Most transfer students spend at least 2, if not 3, years earning the bachelor’s in art conservation even with transfer credits approved from a previous institution.  Internal UD transfers can make a change of major via UDSIS.

  • Kaleya working on a frame

Concord High student Kaleya Anderson participating in the Christina Cultural Arts Center Internship Program to explore different careers