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  • Aug
    Class of 2017 final presentations
    Aug. 22nd, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    Our third-year WUDPAC Fellows return to Winterthur to present formal illustrated lectures about their internship experiences. During this past year, these students worked in laboratories and important cultural sites throughout the world. Their work has been exciting and inspiring. Presentations will include projects from the following internship sites: Rijksmuseum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Gianfranco Pocobene Studio Inc., Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, University of Virginia Library, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Arizona State Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Presentations from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, with a reception to follow. Please contact Susan Behrens in our office at (302) 831-8236 or by email at if you can attend. 
  • Aug
    WUDPAC Career Path Lectures
    Aug. 26th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Winterthur Museum
    As part of an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first graduating class of the Winterthur/UD Program in Art Conservation, join us at the Copeland Lecture Hall at Winterthur Museum to hear 21 WUDPAC graduates deliver keynote and lightning-round sessions addressing career choices in museums, regional centers, higher education, independent practice, and alternate career paths. Registration is $15. Please contact Fran Wilkins at to register and receive schedule information. 
  • Sep
    Tours for pre-program applicants
    Sep. 13th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Tours of the conservation laboratories at Winterthur are available to potential applicants throughout the academic year. Pre-program tours are generally held once a month. Dates for the fall 2017 semester tours are September 13, October 4, November 8, and December 6; dates for the spring 2018 semester tours are February 21, March 14, April 11, and May 9. If you would like more information about department tours, please contact WUDPAC Fellow Madison Brockman at 
  • Sep
    Conservation Clinic
    Sep. 14th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center
    Learn more about the condition, care, and recommended treatment for your antique! As part of its mission of public service, at no charge, the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation consults on condition, care, and possible treatment of objects. Faculty, students, and Winterthur staff share with collectors, curators, owners, caretakers, and scholars their knowledge about caring for works of art and archival material. Owners or caretakers may make a 30-minute appointment to bring paintings, textiles, works of art on paper, books and archival documents, photographic materials, furniture, and decorative, archaeological, and ethnographic objects. By appointment only (call 302.888.4786). Free admission. Note: Limit no more than three objects per appointment. Monetary appraisals will not be given. This event is held one Thursday per month (1:00 pm–4:00 pm) at Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center (near the Greenhouses). 2017/2018 dates (subject to change): September 14, 2017; October 5, 2017; November 16, 2017; December 14, 2017; March 15, 2018; April 5, 2018. 
  • Sep
    Summer Work Project Talk
    Sep. 20th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Charleston Dining Room, Winterthur Museum
    Please join us in Winterthur's Charleston Dining Room as WUDPAC Fellow Emily Farek presents a talk on her summer internship at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, PA. 
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>> Visit the Kress Reconstruction Project site

Since 2009, the University of Delaware has been awarded a series of grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to support the design and creation of digital and physical historically accurate reconstructions of selected paintings from the Kress Collection.  Use of these didactics and associated lesson plans, as well as sample sets of  historic pigments and their raw materials available upon request from the Kress Foundation, will inform and inspire scholars, students, and the general public about the making of art and the value of technical art history…


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    Third-year PSP doctoral student Maria João Petisca shares how she came to be interested in Chinese export lacquer and how her investigations of these complex materials continues through UD's Preservation Studies Program.
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