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The Art Conservation Club (ARTCC)

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Welcome!

ARTCC is for anyone, major or non-major, who is interested in the preservation of material culture and simply having fun. This club embraces all aspects of art conservation, including art, art history, and chemistry. Even more, this club provides a great opportunity to interact with your peers and meet some great people.

ARTCC offers a variety of events to anyone who is interested. In the past, the club has attended interesting lectures at Winterthur Museum and traveled to see art exhibitions. ARTCC is not only an academic club, but also a social club. From pumpkin carving contests, to smashing and reassembling pots, to watching movies, to enjoying a piece of watermelon, this club explores fun and interesting aspects of art conservation.

So don't miss out, come join ARTCC!

​Club officers

2019-2020 Officers

President - Kirsten Gobb

Vice President - Miriam-Helene Rudd

Treasurer - Olivia Reiff

Social Media Coordinator - Kelsey Marino

E-Board, Website Manager - Hannah Blank

Current Events

Tuesday, March 10th, 6-7 pm - Grad Student Mentor Event
Monday, March 16th, 6-7 pm - Coloring/Painting Night

Past Events

  • Washington, DC Trip in Fall 2019
  • Graduate Mentor Events
  • Potluck Dinner and Internship talks at the beginning of every Fall and Spring semester
  • Portfolio Day every Fall: WUDPAC students share their portfolios and experiences with prospective applicants, faculty will be in attendance to answer questions and there will be tours of the labs.
  • ARTCC movie nights: see list below that reference art conservation!
  • ARTCC Prom Spring 2013: Livings Paintings Theme
  • "Michel-Eugène Chevreul and the Material Cultures of Color in 19th Century France" lecture by Laura Anne Kalba, Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art at Smith College and a Sidney M. Edelstein Postdoctoral Fellow in the Chemical Heritage Foundation's Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry in April 2013 in Philadelphia.
  • "Recovering the Priceless: From the Art World to the Undercover World" lecture by Robert Wittman, FBI Special Agent, Founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team, and New York Times Best Selling Author in April 2013.
  • "Challenges in the Conservation of Anthropological Collections" lecture by Bruno Pouliot, Senior Objects Conservator and Winterthur Assistant Professor in Art Conservation in April 2013.
  • "Where in the World is Debbie Hess Norris: Global Initiatives in Photographic Conservation" lecture by Debra Hess Norris, Henry Francis DuPont Chair of Fine Arts, Chair of the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, Professor and Director of the Winterthur University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation for graduate students in March 2013.
  • Career Services Center workshop about federal applications in the art conservation field in February 2013.
  • Opening reception of the Common Threads: History of Fashion through a Woman's Eyes in February 2013.
  • Field trip to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in October 2012
  • ARTCC Prom Spring 2012: Sherlock Holmes theme

Movies List

Check out our movie list below, in which art conservators or restorers are featured or in which their work is integrated into the plot lines.


Sankara (Introspection) -- Directed by Javakody, Prasanna, 2006

National Treasure -- Directed by Jon Turteltaub, 2004

Head Over Heels -- Directed by Mark S. Waters, 2001

Toy Story 2 -- Directed by Ash Brannon & John Lasseter, 1999

Tea With Mussolini -- Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1999

Le Violon rouge (The Red Violin) -- Directed by Francois Girard, 1998

Hard Rain (or The Flood) -- Directed by Micael Salomon, 1998

What Dreams May Come -- Directed by Vincent Ward, 1998

The Relic -- Directed by Peter Hyams, 1997

Love, etc. -- Directed by Marion Vernoux, 1996

Home for the Holidays -- Directed by Jody Foster, 1995

Uncovered -- Directed by Jim McBride, 1994

Six Degrees of Separation -- Directed by Fred Schepisi, 1993

Meridian:  Mark of the Beast (Kiss of the Beast or Phantoms) -- Directed by   Charles Band, 1990

Ghostbusters II -- Directed by Ivan Reitman, 1989

A Month in the Country -- Directed by Pat O'Connor, 1987

Leonardon Ikkunat -- Directed by Pirjo Honkasalo, 1986

Raiders of the Lost Ark -- Directed by Stephen Spielberg, 1981

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