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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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Art conservation and structural puzzles

After three centuries of loving use, an 18th-century secretary desk and bookcase was in rough shape when it arrived at Winterthur and became a treatment project for WUDPAC Fellow and furniture major Lila Reid.
 

Replicating George Washington’s suit

Philip dePaola (ARTC Class of '20) is a second-year graduate student in FIT's Fashion History and Technology program, recreating the famous inauguration suit in custom-woven silk.
 

Building conservation partnerships at the University of Texas

As part of the Campus Conservation Initiative at the Harry Ransom Center, Class of 2023 WUDPAC alumna Kaeley Ferguson works with partners across the university to preserve important items for future research and study.
 

Call for applications to Making Space: Intro to Woodworking for Conservators

The two-week course is designed to empower emerging conservators who identify as historically marginalized. Free tuition, housing, and stipend. Supported in part by the UD Department of Art Conservation and the ARTC Professional Venture Fund.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: Museum of Modern Art

In this blog post, WUDPAC class of 2024 Fellow Miriam-Helene Rudd talks about her third-year internship experience in the Objects Conservation Lab at New York's Museum of Modern 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​

- Feb. 28th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

Zoom
- Mar. 6th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

Zoom
- Mar. 7th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conservation Clinic

Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center
- Mar. 15th, 5:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Application Deadline: Vicki Cassman Undergraduate Award

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