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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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Art conservation and protecting historic interiors

Sarah Freshnock, a WUDPAC Fellow majoring in preventive conservation, was asked to devise a way to protect light-sensitive historic objects from light streaming through the windows in Winterthur’s Fraktur Room.
 

Preservation and Partnership: Art conservation course treats Tuskegee photographs

In January 2022, an interdisciplinary group of students from the University of Delaware and Buffalo State College worked together to examine, document, stabilize, and rehouse more than 60 photographs from the Tuskegee University Archives.
 

Blog series launches on whatisconservation.com

A post by WUDPAC Assistant Director Joelle Wickens is the first in a new blog series designed to engage conservators in discussions about the field.
 

Studying slavery

Students in UD’s fall 2021 seminar “Race and Inequality in Delaware” present their research on Delaware College history.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: University of Pennsylvania

WUDPAC Class of 2022 Fellow Nylah Byrd talks about the first of her two third-year internships at UPenn, working with archaeological ceramics and bronzes at the Penn Museum.
 
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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​

- Jan. 26th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students’ Choice Seminar

- Feb. 2nd, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Preserving the Damage: Surface Craquelure of the Chinese Musical Instrument Guqin

- Feb. 9th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students’ Choice Seminar

- Feb. 16th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Joanna Rowntree Memorial Lecture

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