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Stryker Memorial Award

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​Left: WUDPAC Class of 2022 Fellow Kris Cnossen carefully placing polyester batting filed stockinette tube under the collar of a Fireman’s Parade Uniform (T Box 28) in order to elevate stress of the strong crease during a rehousing assignment in their first year Preventive Block. (Photo: Jess Ortegon.) Right: Kris analyzing works of art on paper under a microscope while on a field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art during first year Paper Block.

​Emily Schuetz Stryker Memorial Award

The Emily Schuetz Stryker Memorial Award was established in 2014, in memory and in honor of Emily Schuetz Stryker, a graduate of the WUDPAC class of 2013. In the words of her classmate, “Emily was undoubtedly one of the strongest, most brilliant, and most positive forces in our class – and her inclusion in our group made us all better people, better friends, and better conservators”. Each year, as the recipient is selected, we keep these words in mind as well as the promise to do our best to select someone who shares Emily’s interests and passions: textile conservation, preventive conservation minor, Maryland, travel, and financial stability.

The 2020 recipient, Kris Cnossen, is an excellent fit. Kris is a textile major, with strong preventive experience, who did a formative internship at the Maryland Historical Society. Kris is also passionate about making the path to conservation graduate education affordable. One of their dreams is to establish a fund to support students who relocate to take on pre-program interests. The selection committee believe the words “positive force” used by Emily’s class to describe her, are equally appropriate to describe Kris.

Recipients of the Stryker Memorial Award:  

2014 Miranda Dunn

2015 Mariana Di Giacomo

2016 Jackie Peterson

2017 Nick Kaplan

2018 Lindsey Zachman

2019 Maddie Cooper

2020 Kris Cnossen

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