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Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation

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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. Dates for the fall 2016 semester tours are September 21, October 19, November 9, and December 7; dates for the spring 2017 semester tours are February 22, March 15, April 26, and May 10. If you would like more information about department tours, please contact WUDPAC Fellow Kelsey Wingel at kwingel@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