Conservation of Plastics

Seminar taught by Lara Kaplan, Objects Conservator in private practice and Affiliated Assistant Professor at Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC). 

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B-72 Fills for Glass

Seminar taught by Victoria Schussler, Project Conservator at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Cleaning Course & Modular Cleaning Program Workshop

Workshop taught by Chris Stavroudis, Private paintings conservator in Los Angeles, CA.

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Why modern and contemporary art conservation?

Plastics are all around us, from silicone solvents in our cosmetics to microfibers in our clothes. Over the last two centuries, semi- and fully synthetic materials have increasingly replaced natural…

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Outreach & Advocacy

am passionate about conservation and the community of professionals who advocate on behalf of cultural history. Mentors have taught me that every decision should be based on an informed respect…

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Analytical and archival investigation of Robert Rauschenberg’s Borealis metal paintings

The focus of this research is to investigate the materials and methods employed by American visual and performing artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) in the Borealis metal paintings series…

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Evaluating baseline documentation for Robert Rauschenberg’s reflective metal paintings

This preventive research project will evaluate if the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s (RRF) method for photographing highly reflective artworks, specifically Copperhead metal paintings, can be adapted for conservation photodocumentation…

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Curriculum Vitae

Natalya Swanson is a Graduate Fellow in Objects Conservation pursuing a MSc at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (USA). She received her BA in Art History…

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WUDPAC-VoCA-RRF Partnership

In 2016, Bruno Pouliot and Jill Sterrett embarked on journey to expand the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC)’s curriculum in contemporary art conservation…

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Getty APPEAR (Ancient Panel Paintings: Examination, Analysis & Research) Project

The following is an excerpt of an article I wrote and the Cleveland Museum of Art published on their blog on Medium. Two ancient Egyptian funerary portraits, Funerary Portrait of a Woman and…

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