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Kelsey Wingel (UD 2014 and WUDPAC 2018) and Ellen Nigro (UD 2013 and WUDPAC 2018) conserve Benjamin Constant murals at the Ames Webster Mansion in Boston on a summer internship with Gianfranco Pocobene.


One-Third Go On To Graduate Conservation Programs

An average of 12 students per year graduate from our undergraduate program.  Since 1994:

35% (74/213) have gone on to conservation graduate programs in the US, Canada, or Europe

Currently 5% (11/213) are in the pipeline, interning and preparing to apply to conservation programs

Another 22% (47/213) have gone into related fields such as museum collection management, museum education, historic preservation or libraries

23% (49/213) have changed fields entirely going into, for instance, medicine,  law, software development, business analyst, or teaching

Example of the most recent cohort, Class of 2018:

Erin Cunningham: Interning/working at the Brandywine River Museum in collections care

Oliva Haslam: Attending art conservation graduate school at Cardiff University in Wales

Amanda Kasman: Attending art conservation graduate school at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation

Savannah Kruger: Completing an internship in the Conservation Laboratory of the Naval History and Heritage Command and planning for conservation graduate school

Claire Martin: Attending West Dean College in England’s Wood Conservation Course, planning on applying to conservation graduate schools

Taylor Pearlstein: Pursuing an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at University College London

Nova Storchio: Recently completed an internship focused on books at Winterthur Museum, planning on grad school

Greta Sweeney: Interning and applying to University College London Conservation Program

Alex Tewinion: Changing to Apiary Science. Interning in Vermont at an apiary (bee keeping)

Riley Thomas: AmeriCorps position in Ohio as a collection manager, planning for graduate school

Abigail Thompson: National Park Service Collection Management Intern, planning on museum studies graduate school

Elizabeth Van Winkle: Chemistry Research Assistant at Rijksmuseum and at Tech Park in Newark

Nell Weaver: Completed an archaeological conservation internship in Turkey with University College London’s Dr. Caitlin O'Grady

Conservation Graduate Programs

Karissa Muratore (UD 2017 and WUDPAC 2020) and Amanda Kasman (UD 2018 and WUDPAC 2021) worked together to conserve a dollhouse at Winterthur Museum. Image by Evan Krape.

​UD undergrad alumna Clara Curran patching a neoprene curtain by Izhar

Patkin at MoMA​

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