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    • WUDPAC fellows Annabelle Camp and Kris Cnossen (2022) wet clean a textile in the Winterthur Textile Lab (Image credit: Evan Krape, University of Delaware).

The public has opportunities for a behind the scenes look into the conservation labs at Winterthur. Since 2001, a subset of Winterthur's guiding staff has been trained to give public tours through the conservation facility on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 800.448.3883 or visit Winterthur's website.

For pre-program applicants, tours of the conservation laboratories at Winterthur are available to potential applicants throughout the academic year. PLEASE NOTE: Given the global pandemic and concern for health and safety, tours must be limited in fall 2020. Please contact Theresa Slusser ( if you are interested in an on-site visit so we can determine what might be possible. Applicants may also request financial support to supplement travel expenses for on-site visits. Such funds are limited but will be awarded where possible.

​Tour the furniture conservation lab during Portfolio Day 2016

​Tour the objects conservation lab during Portfolio Day 2016

​Tour the paper and photography conservation lab during Portfolio Day 2016

​Tour the paintings conservation lab during Portfolio Day 2016

​Tour the book and library conservation lab during Portfolio Day 2016

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  • The Department of Art Conservation
  • 303 Old College
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3489