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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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2024 Fulbright grant recipients

Two UD students prepare to immerse themselves in the cultures of Scotland and Mozambique
 

Here, There, and Everywhere

In March 2024, UD CAS Interim Dean and ARTC Chair Debra Hess Norris spoke about photograph preservation, The Beatles, and cultural memory as part of the Chrysler Museum exhibition of photographs by Sir Paul McCartney.
 

Art conservation and family histories

​​Two young boys clamber up a May Pole in a painting under treatment by WUDPA​C Fellow and paintings major Emily Landry, whose goal is to stabilize and protect the flaking paint and water-damaged canvas.​
 

Poison Book Project Outreach: Connecting with Booksellers and Librarians

​The Poison Book Project continues to draw attention from bibliophiles​. At this year’s New York Antiquarian Book Fair, booksellers offered over half a dozen 19th-century bookbindings for sale as “poison books.”
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: Field Museum of Natural History

In this blog post, WUDPAC class of 2024 Fellow Mackenzie Fairchild reflects on her third-year fellowship at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, from preparing polychrome wooden pagodas for loan to treating cellulose nitrate reptiles.
 
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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
- Oct. 10th, 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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