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​Welcome to THE DEPARTMENT OF

Art Conservation

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NEWS

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Call for proposals: Krill and Fiske Awards 2023

Attention students! ​The proposal deadline is approaching for the John Krill Advanced Research Award in Paper Conservation and Connoisseurship and Betty Fiske Professional Development Award in Asian or Contemporary Art Preservation​.
 

New technology for conservators

Tests of augmented reality device show promise for professionals, students
 

Art conservation and designing a treatment

Grammar of Ornament by English architect and designer Owen Jones is not a book to curl up with in a cozy chair. The 1856 edition WUDPAC Fellow Johanna Pinney is treating weighs 20 pounds and includes 100 brilliantly colored lithographic prints.
 

YouTube Short on poisonous books has millions of views

Isreali YouTuber Nas Daily shares stories about incredible people and their discoveries. His one-minute Short on the work of WUDPAC affiliated associate professor Melissa Tedone has more than 14 million views.
 
STUDENT BLOGS

Student Blog: Objects Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Class of 2023 Fellow Olav Bjornerud enjoys the broad and varied nature of objects conservation. His internship at the Met has included stabilizing a 9th-century Japanese sculpture and studying the coatings on a 20th-century carousel horse.
 
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​What is ​Art Cons​ervation?


​Art conservation is the field dedicated to preserving cultural property. Our cultural property is threatened by repeated exposure to a variety of detrimental factors, including excessive light, temperature, and humidity extremes, pests, pollutants, poor handling practices, natural disasters, and accidental damage. Learn more about our programs:

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UPCOMING EVENTS​

- Feb. 1st, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

Winterthur Rotunda
- Feb. 8th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

Zoom
- Feb. 15th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

Zoom
- Feb. 22nd, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Students' Choice Seminar

Zoom

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