All great stories must come to an end, and this one couldn’t be any happier; we are proud to present the Class of 2014 as Masters of Science in Art Conservation! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this experience along the way, especially the WUDPAC Faculty and Staff, internship supervisors and guest speakers, and, of course, our families and friends.

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Metal Material Culture

nasm-s-udvar-hazy-center.250.300In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2014 Fellow Marlene Yandrisevits discusses the conclusion of her internship year and her participation in a metals conservation conference presented at the Lunder Conservation Center:

Mister T. rex goes to Washington

student-blog-kaczkowski-2.250.300In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2014 Fellow Becky Kaczkowski discusses her third-year internship at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and her role in the assessment, packing, and shipping of a Tyrannosaurus rexspecimen from Bozeman, Montana to Washington, DC:

Protecting modern paintings in Texas

skelton-blog-samantha-removing-staples-from-delta-kappa-photo-morgan-hayes_250_300_cIn this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2014 Fellow Samantha Skelton discusses her work as a third-year intern at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including a project to research and treat the paintings of Morris Louis:

Denver Art Museum

courtney-vonstein-murray-works-with-a-radiology-technician-at-denver-health-medical-center-to-position-the-sculpture-of-king-caspar-for-x-rays_250_300_cIn this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2014 Fellow Courtney VonStein Murray talks about her third-year internship working with conservators on the preservation of a wide variety of objects at the Denver Art Museum, and her collaboration with staff at the Denver Health Medical Center Radiology Department on the x-radiography of an 18th-century Ecuadorian polychrome sculpture:

Rare book conservation at the Library of Congress

tessa-gadomski-student-blog-library-of-congress-3.250.300As a third year fellow specializing in Library and Archive materials, Tessa Gadomski is completing her internship year at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  In this blog post she explains her great appreciation for rare books:

Paint, Tape, and Sardines

JessJessica Ford is a Class of 2014 paintings conservation major completing her third-year internship at the Lunder Conservation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, in Washington, DC. In this blog post she discusses the background and conservation of a 20th-century painting with unconventional materials:

Corning Museum of Glass

vickyIn this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2014 Fellow Victoria Schussler talks about her third-year internship working with conservation staff at the Corning Museum of Glass, including her work on an  ancient Roman ewer and her presentation at a student symposium in Amsterdam following the recent  ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group Interim Meeting and Forum of the International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass.:

Platinum Prints

heather-brown-mfah.250.300In this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2014 Fellow Heather Brown talks about her third-year internships working with conservation staff at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including her work with historical photographic processes such as platinum printing:

Musical Instrument Conservation

jenIn this blog post, WUDPAC Class of 2014 Fellow Jennifer Schnitker discusses the start of her third-year internship training in musical instrument conservation, including her summer activities at London’s Horniman Museum working on a composite chamber organ made up of parts from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries mixed with historical and contemporary restoration materials:

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