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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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The many sides of Joyce Hill Stoner

ARTC professor and PSP director Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner is the subject of a feature article in W&M Alumni Magazine, which looks at Stoner's life as an oral historian, teacher, artist's confidante, author, and more.
 

Alumni Professional Venture Fund awardee strives to bring museum audiences closer to lacquerware objects

PSP alumna Dr. Maria João Petisca used her funding to partner with national universities in Portugal, studying their lacquer collections to assist in their preservation and access.
 

Art conservation and natural history collections

A taxidermy pigeon guillemot was restored to its lively appearance under the care of Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Fellow Nicole Chausse.
 

WUDPAC summer and third-year placements

Best wishes to our students as they head out to their training placements around the globe, and our thanks to the wonderful host sites and supervisors who will be working with our students over the next several months.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: Cleveland Museum of Art

WUDPAC Class of 2024 Fellow Brianna Weakley is completing her graduate studies with an internship in paintings conservation at the Cleveland Museum of Art, giving her a holistic view of the role of conservation in a large encyclopedic 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​

- Sep. 12th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conservation Clinic

Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center
- Nov. 14th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conservation Clinic

Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center
- Dec. 5th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conservation Clinic

Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center

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