The program offers a three-year interdisciplinary curriculum leading to a degree of Master of Science in Art Conservation. The program was established in the spring of 1974 as a cooperative effort between Winterthur and the University. The program is designed to educate and train conservation professionals who can carry out the examination, stabilization and treatment of art and artifacts, are versed in general principles of collection care, and have a broad academic background in science and the humanities to assure enlightened decision making. The following subjects are to be studied: materials science, history of art, archaeology, art and artifact technology, craft skills, cultural context, preventive maintenance, art care treatment techniques and conservation history, ethics and philosophy. Major conservation specialty areas include: textiles, wood, paper, photographs, library materials, paintings, natural science collections, and anthropological, historical, decorative and art objects of all materials.
The University of Delaware published graduate student tuition base rate for graduate credit in 2016-17 is $1,720 per credit hour. UD Deans may offer adjustments to students in specific programs that may reduce the per credit costs.
- Program Web Site
- Graduate Catalog
- Program Admission Requirements
- Program Degree Requirements
- Supplemental Documentation
- Funding Opportunities and Scholarship