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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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Studying slavery

Students in UD’s fall 2021 seminar “Race and Inequality in Delaware” present their research on Delaware College history.
 

Art conservation and prehistoric mysteries

A fragment of a mastodon tusk gifted to the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library became a treatment project for WUDPAC Fellow Meghan Abercrombie, a second-year objects major interested in natural history.
 

ECPN Interview: Textiles with Kris Cnossen

A new series from AIC's Emerging Conservation Professionals Network highlights specializations that require particular training. WUDPAC Class of 2022 Fellow Kris Cnossen is the third interview in their textile series.
 

Alumni Professional Venture Fund awardees

Please join us in congratulating the first recipients of the Alumni Professional Venture Fund, grants established to support the work of WUDPAC and PSP graduates.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: University of Pennsylvania

WUDPAC Class of 2022 Fellow Nylah Byrd talks about the first of her two third-year internships at UPenn, working with archaeological ceramics and bronzes at the Penn Museum.
 
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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​

- Jan. 26th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students’ Choice Seminar

- Feb. 2nd, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Preserving the Damage: Surface Craquelure of the Chinese Musical Instrument Guqin

- Feb. 9th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students’ Choice Seminar

- Feb. 16th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Joanna Rowntree Memorial Lecture

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