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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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Art conservation and the return of the king

The 11-foot-tall statue of the mythical King Gambrinus was once well known in Wilmington. The effort to restore the statue includes an unusual project by WUDPAC Fellow Olav Bjornerud, an objects major with an interest in 3D printing and scanning.
 

Maddie Hagerman joins department as continuing-track assistant professor

​Madeline (Maddie) will focus on undergraduate teaching and mentoring and service centered on strengthening recruitment, diversity, and retention, curriculum review, preservation outreach and advocacy, and community engagement initiatives.
 

WUDPAC Class of 2023 third-year placements

Best wishes to our students as they head out to their training placements around the globe; we look forward to hearing all about it!
 

In Memoriam: Dr. Peter Sparks

It is with sadness that we share the news that Dr. Peter Sparks, who in collaboration with Charlie Hummel founded our graduate program in 1974, passed away on March 16, 2022.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: National Museum of Asian Art

WUDPAC Class of 2022 Fellow Allison Kelley—an objects conservation major and preventive conservation minor—talks about her third-year internship at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.
 
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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​

- May 20th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Winterthur Research Building Open House

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