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 to 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’s
comprehensive collection of early American art, architecture, furniture,
textiles, silver, pewter, ceramics, glass, paintings, and prints is
world-renowned. The University of Delaware houses art studios for
reconstructing historic techniques, science laboratories, a conservation
laboratory and administrative offices.
conservation laboratories at Winterthur are available to potential
throughout the academic year. Dates for pre-program tours during the Spring 2020 semester are March 4, 11, and 18, April 8 and 22, and May 6 and 13, from
2:30-3:45 pm. (For those interested in
attending, lectures by current graduate students or conservation
professionals will be held on some of the above dates at
4pm in the Winterthur Rotunda; please inquire for further information.) If you would like more information about
department tours, please contact WUDPAC Fellows Sarah Towers at firstname.lastname@example.org and Laura McNulty at email@example.com.