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Art Conservation

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Art conservation and reference collections

The Winterthur Library acquired copies of two books by 18th-century engraver Augustin Heckel, bound with two collections of herbaria. The collections became a treatment project for WUDPAC Fellow and Library/Archives major Katarina Stiller.

Art conservation and iconic animation

Tom and Jerry first appeared in 1940 in a one-reel film short created for MGM. This year, a single matted set of animation cels for a 1951 cartoon of the iconic characters became a treatment project for WUDPAC Fellow Daniella Briceño Villamil.

Funder Spotlight: The International Questers

The Questers Fellowship Program was started in 1997 to aid graduate-level training; WUDPAC Class of 2023 Fellow Sarah Freshnock is The Questers’ ninth Fellow, currently spending her final semester at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Call for Applications: Rowntree Research Award in Contemporary Art

Current students enrolled in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, or in UD’s Preservation Studies Program, are invited to apply for the Rowntree Research Award for travel or research related to contemporary art.

Student Blog: Walters Art Museum

Class of 2023 Fellow Katie Shulman talks about her third-year internship in the Objects Conservation Lab at the Walters Art Museum — the diversity of materials, and in turn, the challenges posed by working with objects.
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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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- Apr. 1st, 5:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Application deadline: Rowntree Research Award in Contemporary Art

- Apr. 5th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

- Apr. 12th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

Winterthur Rotunda
- Apr. 13th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conservation Clinic

Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center


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