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Amaris Sturm, an intern in the objects conservation lab at the Walters Art Museum, carefully cleans and stabilizes a 16th-century frame and painting, focusing on the detailed enamel on the frame. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

A recent photo feature showcases the careful work of conservation staff at the Walters Art Museum, home to several WUDPAC alumnae including Pamela Betts (Class of 2000) and Catherine Magee (Class of 2016), and host to WUDPAC intern Amaris Sturm (Class of 2018).

From the Baltimore Sun's feature by Lloyd Cox:
The conservation lab at The Walters Art Museum is one of the oldest in America. It began when the museum opened it’s doors as a public institution in 1934 soon after Henry Walters bequeathed the building and 22,000 pieces of his art collection to the city of Baltimore. The Department of Conservation and Technical Research at the museum is made up of eight conservators and one conservation scientist. All of them are highly skilled and have extensive training in the fine arts to be able to preserve and restore many kinds of artwork including, paintings, books, manuscripts and other rare objects from around the world. While the conservators mainly prepare art for exhibition, they also work on the art to stabilize it for preservation purposes. The conservators can spend as little as a few hours working on a piece, or as long as six years as was the case with three large Italian Renaissance panel paintings dated from 1460 to 1470 that will be on display at the museum in the future.

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A recent photo feature showcases the careful work of conservation staff at the Walters Art Museum, home to several WUDPAC alumnae.

A recent photo feature showcases the careful work of conservation staff at the Walters Art Museum, home to several WUDPAC alumnae.

10/10/2017
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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