NBC Philadelphia Segment Features Professor Joelle Wickens and Former Students

Image of students looking at a painting with new technology from NBC10Earlier this month, Associate Director of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, Professor Joelle Wickens and some of her former students were featured in a segment on NBC Philadelphia. The segment focused on Wickens’s project to explore the applications of augmented reality for art conservation. WUDPAC alum Margalit Schindler of Pearl Preservation, LLC and recent graduate of the undergraduate art conservation program, Morrigan Kelley, join her on this project alongside the UD College of Arts and Sciences IT team, UD Disability Services, and Rockwood Park & Museum in Wilmington, DE. Augmented reality helps Wickens, who uses a wheelchair, to assess objects and advise Margalit and Morrigan while they work in inaccessible areas of the historical Rockwood mansion. This technology holds huge potential for engaging with art conservation experts across the world as well as vastly expanding accessibility to collections.

Check out the segment on NBC, and visit the Art Conservation site for more information.