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Arts and Humanities Summer Institute—Track in Art Conservation June 5 – July 1, 2011

The Arts and Humanities Summer Institute
at the University of Delaware provides
highly motivated students with a unique
opportunity to explore their interests in pursuing graduate studies. The 2011 Institute in Art Conservation will examine the fundamental properties of artists’ materials as they relate to preventive conservation through a combination of
hands-on activities, seminars, and field trips to area conservation labs.

Art Conservation is an interdisciplinary field that builds upon a strong foundation in chemistry, studio arts, art history, history, and anthropology. The chemical properties of pigments, polymers, glass, and natural fibers influence the use of such materials as artistic media; understanding the role of these same properties in art and artifact deterioration helps to ensure
Undergraduate students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participants selected for the Institute will receive a stipend; housing, transportation to an from the University of Delaware, and course
materials are covered by the program.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2011

For more details, any questions, and application instructions, visit the AHSI
website at .