Since 2002 it has been possible for students to minor in preventive conservation during their second year of study. This is achieved through and independent research project, participation in Winterthur’s Preventive Conservation Team, seminars and field trips, and a summer work project that is, in part, focused on preventive conservation and collections care.
2016 saw WUDPAC's commitment to offer preventive conservation as a major area of study. This development now makes it possible for students to select preventive conservation as a primary focus. The major guides students through the development of technical, soft, and research skills necessary to lead institutions large and small in the preventive care of their collections.
Joelle Wickens and William Donnelly supervise this area of the curriculum.