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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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Call for chapter editors and contributors: Caring for Plant-Based Material Culture

Editors Lara Kaplan, Caitlin Mahony, and Ellen Carrlee seek chapter editors and content contributors for a new handbook on the care and conservation of plant-based material culture to be published by Routledge.
 

Call for proposals: Krill and Fiske Awards 2023

Attention students! ​The proposal deadline is approaching for the John Krill Advanced Research Award in Paper Conservation and Connoisseurship and Betty Fiske Professional Development Award in Asian or Contemporary Art Preservation​.
 

New technology for conservators

Tests of augmented reality device show promise for professionals, students
 

Art conservation and designing a treatment

Grammar of Ornament by English architect and designer Owen Jones is not a book to curl up with in a cozy chair. The 1856 edition WUDPAC Fellow Johanna Pinney is treating weighs 20 pounds and includes 100 brilliantly colored lithographic prints.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: Harry Ransom Center

In this post, WUDPAC Class of 2023 Fellow Kaeley Ferguson talks about her internship at the Harry Ransom Center / UT Austin, including work with the Campus Conservation Initiative, and the treatment of ledgers from the Briscoe Center for American History.
 
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​What is ​Art Cons​ervation?


​Art conservation is the field dedicated to preserving cultural property. Our cultural property is threatened by repeated exposure to a variety of detrimental factors, including excessive light, temperature, and humidity extremes, pests, pollutants, poor handling practices, natural disasters, and accidental damage. Learn more about our programs:

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UPCOMING EVENTS​

- Feb. 8th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

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- Feb. 15th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

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- Feb. 22nd, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

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- Feb. 24th, 5:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Proposal Deadline: Krill and Fiske Awards

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