Category Archives: Academic Programs

A Reflection on Open Doors

This is the fifth post in a blog series about one Winterthur Fellow’s experience in the Winterthur Fellowship Program When you’ve been out of graduate school for a few years, or a few decades, it can feel a little daunting … Continue reading

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Wherein We Contemplate the Things We Leave Behind

This is the fourth post in a blog series about one Winterthur Fellow’s experience in the Winterthur Fellowship Program From the Winterthur website: “Named for Winterthur’s first curator, the Downs Collection contains about 3,000 record groups…including personal and business accounts … Continue reading

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Our Author Becomes a Researcher

This is the third post in a blog series about one Winterthur Fellow’s experience in the Winterthur Fellowship Program The first thing you notice as you unlock the door to Foulsham House, where research fellows live at Winterthur, is that … Continue reading

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What Does a Museum Scientist Do?

Ever wonder what a museum scientist does? This series of blog posts will shed light on the varied work of museum scientists and how their work impacts museum collections. The University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum have worked together for … Continue reading

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What Does a Museum Scientist Do?

Ever wonder what a museum scientist does? This series of blog posts will shed light on varied work of museum scientists and how their work impacts museum collections. The Brandywine Valley has a rich chemical heritage, starting with the founding … Continue reading

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What does a Museum Scientist do?

Ever wonder what a museum scientist does? This series of blog posts will shed light on the varied work of museum scientists and how their work impacts museum collections. Within the Department of Conservation at Winterthur we are lucky to … Continue reading

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Giving New Life to a 17th-Century Painting of Christ as the Man of Sorrows

As a fellow in painting conservation in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, I am lucky enough to work on some fascinating projects that allow me the opportunity to collaborate with conservators at other institutions, doing a little … Continue reading

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Silhouette Sleuthing: Solving the Mystery of the Weston Profile Artist (Part 2)

In the first Silhouette Sleuthing blog post, I detailed how I discovered that one of the silhouettes in the Winterthur collection had been misattributed to artist Mary Pillsbury Weston, who was most famous for her Spirit of Kansas painting exhibited … Continue reading

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Silhouette Sleuthing: The Mystery of the Weston Profile Artist

What started as simple research into a silhouette in the Winterthur collection has progressed to a three-month trek through directories, census records, newspaper advertisements, maps, artist encyclopedias, archives, and auction catalogs. The silhouette in question, a group portrait against an … Continue reading

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Tools, Textiles, and Water Mills

During the summer between the first and second years of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture graduate program, fellows disperse to research their various thesis topics. For me, this meant traveling from Virginia to Vermont, to explore the world … Continue reading

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