The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) is a graduate-level program jointly sponsored by the University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum. It
is a three-year course leading to a Master of Science in Art
Conservation. The curriculum is designed to educate and train
conservation professionals who can carry out the examination, analysis,
stabilization and treatment of art and artifacts, speak to general
principles of collection care, and have a broad academic background in
science and the humanities.
Faculty and students use twenty-six well-equipped conservation studios, laboratories, examination rooms and workshops in the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Research Building at Winterthur.
This building houses one of the country’s largest and best-equipped
museum analytical laboratories and conservation studios. Winterthur is
recognized as having a comprehensive collection of early American art -
domestic, architecture, furniture, textiles, silver, pewter, ceramics,
glass, paintings, and prints. The University of Delaware houses art
studios for reconstructing historic techniques, science laboratories, a
conservation laboratory and administrative offices.
Tours of the
conservation laboratories at Winterthur are available to potential
applicants throughout the academic year. Pre-program tours
are generally held once a month. Dates for tours during the Fall 2018 semester are September
26th, October 24th, November 14th, and December 12th, from 2:30-3:45 pm. (For those interested in attending, Summer Work Project talks will also be held afterwards at 4pm in the Winterthur Rotunda.) Dates for the Spring 2019 semester will be posted soon. If you would
like more information about department tours, please contact WUDPAC
Fellow Karissa Muratore at email@example.com.