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  • Oct
    Summer Work Project Talk
    Oct. 24th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Melissa King presents a talk on her summer internship at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY.  
  • Oct
    Summer Work Project Talk
    Oct. 31st, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Natalya Swanson presents a talk on her summer internship at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH. 
  • Nov
    Denise Thomas/Faith Zieske Memorial Lecture
    Nov. 14th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda for a special double-presentation from Roy Perkinson, Emeritus Head of Paper Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. "Drawn to Blue: The History of Artists' Blue Papers" will draw from Mr. Perkinson's career as a conservator; "Double Take" will focus on his decades-long work as an artist. 
  • Nov
    Conservation Clinic
    Nov. 15th, 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). 2018/2019 dates (subject to change): September 27, 2018; October 11, 2018; November 15, 2018; December 13, 2018; March 14, 2019; April 18, 2019. 
  • Nov
    Call for presentations: First Annual Undergraduate Art Conservation Symposium
    Nov. 15th, 10:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Share your knowledge with the art conservation community at the First Annual Undergraduate Art Conservation Symposium, to be held February 6, 2019 at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Submit your presentation (10 minutes) for one of the two sessions: Research or Treatment. Please send a title and abstract (maximum of 250 words) to Professor Jocelyn Alcantara Garcia ( by 10pm on November 15, 2018. (Please include motivations, methodology, results, and conclusions in your abstract.) 
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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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