Faculty Listing: https://www.artcons.udel.edu/faculty/ud-faculty
The Art Conservation Department offers the most successful undergraduate art conservation major in the country. More of our almuni enter conservation master’s degree programs than those from any other program. The art conservation major involves interdisciplinary study in chemistry, studio arts, anthropology, art history, and history, with a focus on preventive conservation studies. This major gives students a strong background for applying to graduate programs in art conservation, historic preservation, library and archival preservation, and museum studies. An honors degree option is available.
Working closely with an advisor, students elect courses in the departments of anthropology, art, art conservation, art history, chemistry and biochemistry, history, and others. We encourage students to double major in another discipline. During the junior or senior year, after successful completion of core courses ARTC 301 , ARTC 302 , and ARTC 185 , majors participate in at least two on or off-site internships. Also, specialized materials and techniques of art and preservation courses are required. Students in this program must earn a minimum of a C- in all required courses.
Material Culture Studies Program:
Telephone: (302) 831-1208
Faculty Listing: http://www.materialculture.udel.edu/index.php/people/faculty/
The Center for Material Culture Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor that engages students in understanding the diversity of cultures through the things and places that people create. Courses in the minor help students gain new perspective on objects from the toothbrush to the iPad and sites from the rural countryside to the global city. The minor draws on the University’s rich on-campus resources in material culture studies, including the University Museums and Libraries, the African American Art Collection, the Center for Historic Architecture and Design, the Museum Studies Program, and its long-standing affiliations with outstanding cultural institutions in the region including the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and the Hagley Museum and Library. Students in the minor are encouraged, but not required, to complete an internship that would enhance their exposure to behind-the-scenes work in cultural institutions such as museums, historical societies, and historic preservation agencies.