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  • Sep
    Summer Work Project Talk
    Sep. 26th, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Joanna Hurd presents a talk on her summer internship at the Harvard Library's Weissman Preservation Center in Cambridge, MA.  
  • Sep
    Conservation Clinic
    Sep. 27th, 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. 
  • Oct
    Summer Work Project Talk
    Oct. 3rd, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    Please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Yang Xu presents a talk on his summer internship at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. 
  • Oct
    Summer Work Project Talk
    Oct. 10th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Winterthur Rotunda
    As part of our annual Portfolio Day, please join us in the Winterthur Rotunda as WUDPAC Fellow Julianna Ly presents a talk on her summer internship at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT. 
  • Oct
    WUDPAC Portfolio Day
    Oct. 10th, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Winterthur Museum
    Students interested in applying to the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation should not miss the Master's program annual Portfolio Day, held at the Winterthur Museum, in which the entering class of graduate students shares their pre-program resumes. Pre-program candidates and advisors can engage one on one with the graduate students and ask questions about the process involved in applying to graduate school for art conservation. Graduate students' portfolios and studio art will be on exhibit. This year's student speaker, starting at 4PM, is Julianna Ly, who will present a talk entitled “Treating works by Edwin Austin Abbey at Yale.” Julianna will gladly field questions from the audience at the end of her talk. After Julianna’s presentation, The WUDPAC Class of 2021 will share their pre-program portfolios outside the Gallery Reception Area at Winterthur Museum. Students and visitors are invited to talk to first-year WUDPAC students for gaining insight and advice, and tour the conservation labs in the Winterthur Research Building. The following labs will be open: painting, paper, book, textiles, furniture, objects conservation, and the analytical labs. Current second-year WUDPAC students will be available in the labs to explain their current conservation projects and the curriculum. Please RSVP for this event by Friday, September 28, 2018 by e-mailing Theresa Slusser at 
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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…


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  • Student Blog: University of Hong Kong
    ​In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2019 Fellow Victoria Wong shares her experience working with collections at the University of Hong Kong Libraries Preservation Centre.
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    In this blog post, HBCU Library Preservation Intern Alicia Bush talks about her summer working with the conservation staff at the Harry Ransom Center at University of Texas Austin.
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