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  • Unveiling the matriarch
    An exhibition of paintings from the National Academy of Design features an important work by Charles White that was recently conserved by PSP alumna Dr. Kristin deGhetaldi.
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  • Art conservation and a passion for learning
    ​​For 12 years, Dr. Vicki Cassman has shared her passion for the preservation of cultural heritage with UD students, most recently as ARTC's Director of Undergraduate Studies.
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  • Art conservation and building a framework
    Philip De Paola, a UD junior seeking a hands-on way to study heritage and culture, switched majors from anthropology to art conservation after his freshman year.
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  • A tale of two summers
    Two pre-program interns spent their summers in the Conservation Internship for Broadening Access program, a collaboration between UD and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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  • 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.) 
  • Nov
    Summer Work Project Talk
    Nov. 28th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Karissa Muratore presents a talk on her summer internships at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Winterthur, DE) and the Indiana Historical Society (Indianapolis, IN). 
  • Dec
    Summer Work Project Talk
    Dec. 5th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Jennifer Myers presents a talk on her summer internship at the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art in Wheat Ridge, CO. 
  • Dec
    Summer Work Project Talk
    Dec. 12th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Tracy Liu presents a talk on her summer internships at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (San Francisco, CA).  
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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…


 Student Blogs

  • Student Blog: Working with indigenous communities
    In this blog post, ARTC undergraduate student Annabelle Fichtner shares her preprogram experience working with indigenous cultural heritage and communities, helping to preserve the traditional net-making skills of the Lenape Tribe of Delaware.
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  • Student Blog: Stedelijk Museum
    In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2019 Fellow Caitlin Richeson shares her experiences working with modern and contemporary art collections as she starts a graduate internship at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
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