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Two Campuses

The Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware is housed in Old College Hall. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places and houses two history of technology studios, a photographic materials and conservation laboratory, and administrative offices. Art conservation undergraduate students work primarily at the Newark campus and have access to objects from the University Museums, that contain archaeological and ethnographic materials, a diversity of Western European medieval to contemporary works, a large collection of gems and minerals, and the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art.

In the Crowninshield Research Building of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (15 miles north of the University of Delaware) there are 26 conservation studios, laboratories, examination rooms, and workshops used by faculty and students in our graduate programs. The Winterthur Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation. Our students have regular access to Winterthur's internationally recognized collections—nearly 100,000 American decorative art objects housed in 175 rooms and an associated exhibition building—as well as a comprehensive American material culture research library.

​​Above: Old College Hall. (Image credit Evan Krape, University of Delaware). Below: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Image credit Bob Leitch, Winterthur).

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  • The Department of Art Conservation
  • 303 Old College
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3489