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Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation

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​Amaris Sturm, WUDPAC Class of 2018, consolidating a lacquer Guanyin sculpture in the galleries at the Walters Art Museum during her third year internship (image taken by Meg Craft).

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 Spring 2019 semester are February 20th, March 13th, April 17th, and May 1st, from 2:30-3:45 pm. (For those interested in attending, Students' Choice lectures will also be held afterwards at 4pm in the Winterthur Rotunda.) If you would like more information about department tours, please contact WUDPAC Fellow Karissa Muratore at karissa@udel.edu.

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Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation
  • The Department of Art Conservation
  • 303 Old College
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3489
  • art-conservation@udel.edu