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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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New UD spectrometer can detect surface materials, down to individual atoms

UD’s Surface Analysis Facility is home to a new instrument that offers critical techniques for chemistry, material science, environmental science, chemical engineering, conservation science and physics.
 

The spattered jama

WUDPAC Class of 2022 alumna Annabelle Camp worked with colleagues at the Victoria & Albert Museum on a 19th-century court ensemble from Jodhpur, and wrote about it for the V&A weblog.
 

Life-sized Lincoln Logs

This summer, UD Class of 2022 alumna Morrigan Kelley attended a National Park Brick, Earth, Stone, Timber workshop where she learned traditional wood and log preservation and repair techniques.
 

Join us for WUDPAC Portfolio Day 2022!

Calling all prospective students! Our annual WUDPAC Portfolio Day—held at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library—will feature presentations, tours, and the chance to browse the pre-program portfolios of the Class of 2025.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: University of British Columbia

WUDPAC Class of 2023 Fellow Meghan Abercrombie spent her summer at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology, known for collaboration with indigenous communities. Her projects included work on a Tlingit basket and a Puerto Rican mask.
 
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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​

- Oct. 12th, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WUDPAC Portfolio Day 2022

- Oct. 20th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conservation Clinic

Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center
- Nov. 17th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conservation Clinic

Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center
- Dec. 8th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conservation Clinic

Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center

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