This event is for Benefactor ($500) Level and Above Members

Join us for a complimentary virtual presentation and Q & A with Lauren Fair, Head of Objects Conservation at Winterthur and Affiliated Assistant Professor, University of Delaware. Lauren will provide an overview of Winterthur’s garden object collection, sharing recent collaborative initiatives across the museum to care for the 450+ sculptures and furniture made in wood, iron, lead, stone, and more. From incorporating garden objects into the official museum collection to establishing a digital tracking system for seasonally moved furniture, enjoy hearing the history of select pieces original to Henry Francis du Pont’s 1930s vision for his garden. View before and after images of garden objects during restoration and conservation procedures and learn about protocols for keeping them safe in the fluctuating environment of an outdoor setting.

There will be time at the end for Lauren to give us a preview of future projects related to the garden object collection as well as answer questions. Attend this virtual talk on 4/22 and you will be sure to see the garden in a whole new light the next time you visit.

RSVP for this complimentary virtual talk by emailing Jody Cross, or calling 302.888.4726. A zoom link will be sent to attendees 1 week prior to 4/22.


For additional information on the Benefactor or Friends of Winterthur-Associate levels and benefits, e-mail Jody Cross in the Membership Office at

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