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Conservation

The Conservation Department at Winterthur is comprised of 23 skilled professionals working to preserve the 90,000-piece collection, prepare objects for display, and train the next generation of conservators through Winterthur’s Art Conservation Program at the University of Delaware. The department has labs to treat furniture, textiles, paper, painting, library materials, and objects in glass, ceramic, metal, and organic materials, plus a photographic studio. The department also includes Winterthur’s Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory, one of only a few state-of-the-art museum labs in the United States.

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Laboratories

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Conservation Clinic
For the health and safety of visitors and staff, Conservation Clinics are…

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Scientific Research & Analysis Laboratory
The scientific analysis of objects is carried out to answer questions about an…

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Books & Library Material Conservation
This Conservation lab is responsible for the care of collections in Winterthur’s Library.…

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Conservation Videos

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Care in Handling General Session, Introduction
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 1, Objects
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 2, Textiles
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 3, Paper
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 4, Books
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 5, Paintings
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 6, Furniture and Wooden Objects
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Handling and Moving Tall Case Clocks
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Caring for the Collections at Winterthur – A Paugussett Basket
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Caring for the Collections at Winterthur – Paintings Conservation
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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