Preserving Global Heritage The Department of Art Conservation is an international leader committed to educating professional conservators skilled in the examination, analysis, treatment and care of cultural heritage. The department consists of an undergraduate and master's program in art conservation, the latter in collaboration with Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Preservation Studies. Connecting the arts, humanities and sciences, an undergraduate degree in art conservation prepares students for graduate-level study in the preservation of material culture, historic preservation, museum studies, library science and other related fields. This program, one of only five in the nation, offers students the opportunity to work with leading conservators and scientists while studying a range of cultural materials from archaeological to indigenous and contemporary from the UD Special Collections & Museum and collecting repositories worldwide. Since 1971, our graduates have preserved iconic treasures from the Declaration of Independence to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the decorative interiors of the Forbidden City and most recently the George Floyd Memorial. Their work engages communities, strengthens cultural understanding and fosters knowledge and joy.
Start & Deadlines
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College of Arts and Sciences
1. Complete the UD Online Application for the University of Delaware and the $75 application fee.
2. Send official transcripts/examination results* for all secondary and post-secondary work to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
3. Send your test scores:
- TOEFL score 79 iBT or better**
- IELTS score 6.5 or better***
4. Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic advisor.
Recommendations must be sent directly from the source to our office.
- Art conservator (with master's degree in art conservation)
- Art handler in museums or galleries
- Collection manager
- Historic preservationist
- Museum technician
- Preservation librarian
Tuition FeeUSD 58,292 / year
Application FeeUSD 75
How to Apply
Simply submit your application using the UD Online Application and complete the checklist below. We release admission decisions on a rolling basis, which means the sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll know whether the University of Delaware could be part of your future.
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