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Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation

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​Jacquelyn Peterson (WUDPAC 2018) conserves a wrapper from India during her third year internship at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

​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 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.

Tours of the conservation laboratories at Winterthur are available to potential applicants 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 and Laura McNulty at

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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