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Art Conservation

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NEWS

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Art conservation and planning a treatment

WUDPAC Fellow and photograph conservation major Ashley Stanford is studying the materials and techniques used in a book that documents the U.S. Capitol’s reconstruction from 1857-1859 through photographs, architectural plans, diagrams, and text.
 

WUDPAC alumna helps save collections ravaged by Hurricane Ian

WUDPAC class of 2011 alumna and Smithsonian conservator Gewn Manthey is working with survivors to salvage their most important possessions.
 

H.F. Du Pont's tortoiseshell box at Winterthur that was most definitely not British

Class of 2024 Fellow Tammy Hong had suspicions about the allegedly British tortoiseshell veneered box, and after working with WUDPAC instructors and museum curators, was able to offer further insight into this box’s provenance.
 

Art conservation and plotting a treatment

A 19th-century accordion map of the Hudson River between New York City and Albany recently became a treatment project for WUDPAC Fellow Verónica Ivette Mercado Oliveras, a library and archives major.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: Preventive Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

WUDPAC Class of 2023 Fellow Sarah Freshnock began her internship in the Met’s Department of Scientific Research, and is focused on a vibration monitoring project and the rollout of wireless temperature and relative humidity data logger systems.
 
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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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