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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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Art conservation and historical influence

A Balenciaga dress from Drexel University’s historic costume collection was treated by WUDPAC Fellow Margaret O’Neil, a textiles major with a preventive minor and a special interest in historical dress.
 

Arsenic and old books

​UD researchers discover the poisonous substance may be hiding in libraries across the world​​.
 

Princeton University Art Museum names Elena Torok as its first Associate Objects Conservator

WUDPAC Class of 2013 almuna Elena Torok joins Princeton at a transformative time as construction is underway on the Museum’s new building.
 

CHAD advances two National Historic Landmark nominations at DC meeting

On May 11, two PSP doctoral candidates—on behalf of UD's Center for Historic Architecture & Design—presented two National Historic Landmark nominations to the National Historic Landmark Committee in Washington. Both nominations were unanimously approved.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: Cleveland Museum of Art

WUDPAC Class of 2022 Fellow Katie Rovito says she "could not be happier" with her third-year internship in the conservation deparment at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and shares some of her interesting and complex projects.
 
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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​

- Aug. 23rd, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

WUDPAC Class of 2022 final presentations

- Sep. 22nd, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conservation Clinic

Winterthur’s Brown Horticultural Center
- 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

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