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Library and archive conservation students Yungjin Shin and Laura McNulty remove tape from correspondence between Albert Einstein and a Bulgarian colleague (Image credit Evan Krape, University of Delaware).

Important dates regarding the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation 2021 admissions process

Completed applications due: January 15, 2021

Notification sent to those invited for an interview: February 4, 2021

Virtual interview dates: March 22-25, 2021

Decisions shared: April 6, 2021

Final response from applicants required: April 13, 2021

Start date for the Class of 2024: TBD - typically late July/early August



Applications must be made through the Graduate Studies Office at the University of Delaware using their online application. All application materials listed below—excepting GRE scores—must be uploaded electronically through this online platform.

Autobiographical Statement: A brief autobiography that indicates suitability for the field of conservation, learning process to date, appreciation of art and cultural heritage, and the importance of its preservation. (Your response to this question may also be used on the online application).

Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit 3 letters of recommendation stating the applicant's ability to successfully complete and profit from a graduate program in art conservation. At least one of these letters should be from a practicing professional conservator who has supervised the applicant's conservation work.

GRE Scores: An official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores must be submitted. The University of Delaware’s GRE Code is 005811-5101. The ETS University of Delaware institution code is "5811". You only need to submit the University code of 5811. No department code is needed for our institution.

Transcripts: Transcripts from all post-high school academic institutions must be uploaded to the online application. Unofficial transcripts or scans of official transcripts may be used. Do not mail official transcripts to the University of Delaware during the applicant stage. 

Curriculum Vitae

Supplemental Document 1 - Course Information Form Download PDF

Supplemental Document 2 - Personal History Form Download PDF 

The Personal History and Course Information forms must be completed in Adobe Reader. You may also contact us at 302-831-3489 or email art-conservation@udel.edu to acquire these forms and documents. If students make it to the interview stage of the application process they will be expected to bring a portfolio to the interview. 

If you are considering applying to our program and would like to hear from us about current events and more, please register here.

The Personal History and Course Information forms must be completed in Adobe Reader. You may also contact us at 302-831-3489 or email art-conservation@udel.edu to acquire these forms and documents. If students make it to the interview stage of the application process they will be expected to bring a portfolio to the interview. 

If you are considering applying to our program and would like to hear from us about current events and more, please register here.

Dear Applicant

Applicants should review the PDF documents that follow.  

To fill in the PDF forms you will need Adobe Acrobat (URL for downloading this free program is found below). If you are on a Mac platform, save the blank pdf forms to your own computer first, then open the files from your own computer to fill in and save. (Macs will not allow you to save changes made to the forms online.)  

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