Event Listings

The events listed below are compiled by the SOWF Board, which relies upon submissions from members. Please send complete event details (title, date, time, location, brief description, website if applicable) to info@sowf.org. Click here for past events.

Upcoming Events



Society of Winterthur Fellows Annual Meeting Friday November 11, 2016


Delaware Antiques Show ,
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware












Past Events


WUDPAC Final Oral Presentations Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Final Oral Presentations
Presented by the Class of 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur Museum, Rt. 52, Winterthur, DE 19735


2016 WPAMC Annual Reports on Thesis Research
The Winterthur Program in American Material Culture will be presenting Annual Reports on Thesis Research
Thursday, May 26, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Please visit the WPAMC Facebook page for further details

Americana Week event
There will be an informal annual gathering in New York City for all alumni and the current second-year WPAMC fellows on Saturday, January 23, 2016.
Time: from 5:00 p.m. to about 6:30 p.m.
Location: McKeown’s Pub, 1303 Third Avenue between 74th and 75th.
Everyone is welcome!

2015 Events

Society of Winterthur Fellows Annual Meeting Friday November 6, 2015


Delaware Antiques Show ,
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware
Reception at 5PM, meeting at 6PM.
Invitations with agenda and supporting materials to be sent to all dues-paying members prior to the meeting. WUDPAC Final Oral Presentations Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Final Oral Presentations
Presented by the Class of 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur Museum, Rt. 52, Winterthur, DE 19735


2015 WPAMC Annual Reports on Thesis Research
The Winterthur Program in American Material Culture will be presenting Annual Reports on Thesis Research
Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Please visit the WPAMC Facebook page for further details

2014 Events

WUDPAC Final Oral Presentations
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Final Oral Presentations
Presented by the Class of 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur Museum, Rt. 52, Winterthur, DE 19735
Reception immediately following presentations, hosted by the Class of 2017
Please see the following link for more details: http://www.artcons.udel.edu/calendar/2014/08/19/class-of-2014-final-presentations
WPAMC Annual Reports on Thesis Research
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in Copeland Lecture Hall

Reception to follow at 5:30 pm in the Galleries

All Society of Winterthur Fellows members, family, and friends are welcome





WUDPAC reunion - AIC 2014
For those attending AIC in San Francisco, The WUDPAC reunion will be combined with all graduate programs and held on Friday, May 30th at 8PM in the Atrium of the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco.





2013 Events

Annual Meeting of the Society of Winterthur Fellows
in conjunction with the Delaware Antiques Show
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington
*Please note this is a departure from our Friday evening schedule of years past

6:00 pm Inaugural presentation of the Wendell Garrett Award

6:30-7:30 pm Reception, sponsored by the Society of Winterthur Fellows and Winterthur


WUDPAC Class of 2013 final oral presentations
Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Copeland Lecture Hall

WPAMC Annual Reports on Thesis Research
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture May 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in Copeland Lecture Hall

SOWF Annual Meeting
Friday, January 25, 2013
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street



2012 Events

Reaching and Teaching Through Material Culture
A symposium in conjunction with the exhibition A Lasting Legacy: Sixty Years of Winterthur Graduate Programs.
September 28-29, 2012
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Download the symposium program or visit the symposium website.

2011 Events

SOWF Annual Meeting
Friday, November 4, 2011
Delaware Antiques Show, Riverfront Arts Center
Wilmington, Delaware
6pm Reception
7pm Meeting

SOWF Annual Career Symposium
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Rotunda
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Working: For Yourself, By Yourself, With Objects, For People

Do consulting and private practice have a role in your current or future career? You are welcome to attend this meeting to learn about and talk about entrepreneurship, consulting and private practice in the public humanities and in the stewardship of cultural materials.

Page Talbott, Principle, Remer & Talbott, www.remertalbott.com
“Is Consulting for You?”
Page Talbott brings decades of experience as an independent consultant and a member of a consulting partnership to her work with museums, historic sites, libraries and nonprofits. She will discuss the characteristics of the worker and the work that lead toward success as an independent worker.

Margaret K. Hofer, Curator of Decorative Arts, New-York Historical Society, www.nyhistory.org
“From the Client’s Perspective”
As curator at New-York Historical Society since the mid-1990s, Margaret Hofer managed consultants on numerous collections-related projects. She will advise about reading and responding to requests for proposals, the employer’s needs, and keeping track of project managements.

Susan Duhl, Art Conservator, Collections Manager, www.artconservatorsalliance.com
“Developing and Running the Business”
Susan Duhl is a paper conservator who provides conservation consultation and treatment to institutions and private individuals internationally. She has developed a specialty in emergency response for archival collections. Finding new business, developing specialties, and the daily work of managing a business will be her topic.

Rosemary T. Krill, Academic Programs Department, Winterthur, www.winterthur.org
“Combining Institutional Employment with Consulting”
A career primarily working full-time within institutions can include project-based or consistent part-time work. This talk considers the advantages and challenges of this type of ‘mixed’ career.

Charles Montgomery Connoisseurship Competition
Tuesday, September 6, 4:30PM
Rotunda, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

A reception will follow the event; RSVP to Brock Jobe if you plan to attend.

In the 1960s, Winterthur Museum Director Charles F. Montgomery initiated a contest for the students. He required each second-year fellow to find an important, rare, or historically or aesthetically significant object suitable for museum acquisition. It was an exercise; the students kept their objects; they did not turn them over to the museum. Montgomery sought to impress upon the students the simple fact that significant objects may still be found on the market for a nominal sum. In 1995, Winterthur Director Dwight Lanmon reinstated the exercise and named it the Charles Montgomery Connoisseurship Competition. The presentation on September 6, 2011 will be the 17th in the present format. The event challenges fellows to meet antiques dealers and gives them the opportunity to learn about the antiques trade. It also provides an opportunity to experience an important curatorial activity involving the discovery, presentation, and defense of an object as a significant addition to an institutional collection. This year, each student has acquired an object for under $75 and will propose its acquisition to one of six museums during the competition.

Class of 2011 Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Final Presentations
Tuesday, August 23, 9am
Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Class of 2011 Winterthur Program in American Material Culture Thesis Presentations
Friday, May 27, 1:30PM
Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Following the presentations, Sumpter Priddy III will deliver the James C. Curtis Lecture.

2010 Events

2010 Society of Winterthur Fellows Annual Meeting
Friday, November 5, 2010, 5-7PM
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Wilmington, Delaware
Wine and cheese will be served.
RSVP to info@sowf.org if you are attending.

Class of 2010 Winterthur Program in American Material Culture Thesis Presentations
Friday, May 28, 1:30PM
Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Following the presentations, Gregory Landrey, Division Director, Library, Collections Management, and Academic Programs will deliver the James C. Curtis Lecture.