About the SOWF

The Society of Winterthur Fellows is a membership organization open to alumni of the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Our mission is to:

  • Contribute to the education of current fellows through mentoring and the sponsorship of programs, and to enhance the educational experience by means of financial contributions;
  • Foster professional development and collegial opportunities for the alumni through programs and events on and off campus;
  • Inform others about the importance and value of these graduate programs; and
  • Assist the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in its overall mission.

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  • Members of the Board

    Christie Jackson, PRESIDENT
    Senior Curator
    The Trustees of Reservations

    Matthew Thurlow, VICE PRESIDENT
    Executive Director
    The Decorative Arts Trust

    Ann Wagner, TREASURER
    Associate Curator of Decorative Arts
    Winterthur Museum

    Johanna McBrien, RECORDING SECRETARY
    Editor
    Antiques & Fine Art

    Coco Kim, COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY
    Principal
    Coco Kim, LLC

    Andrew Richmond, MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
    President and CEO
    Wipiak Consulting & Appraisals

    Elaine Rice Bachmann
    Director of Artistic Property, Exhibits & Outreach
    Maryland State Archives

    Lois Olcott Price
    Director of Conservation
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

    Karl Knauer
    Collections Conservator
    George Washington's Mount Vernon

    Amber Kerr
    Paintings Conservator
    Smithsonian American Art Museum

    Lara Kaplan
    Conservator
    Lara Kaplan Objects Conservation, LLC

  • Immediate Past Board Members

    Robin Sarratt, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
    Vice President
    LancasterHistory.org - Lancaster County's Historical Society & President James Buchanan's Wheatland

    Thomas Ryan, PAST PRESIDENT
    President & CEO
    LancasterHistory.org - Lancaster County's Historical Society & President James Buchanan's Wheatland

    Kate Cuffari
    Associate Conservator of Decorative Arts
    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Bobbye Tigerman
    Associate Curator, Decorative Arts & Design
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    Margaret Little
    Senior Project Conservator
    Barnes Foundation

    Tracey Beck
    Executive Director
    American Swedish Historical Museum

    Jae Mentzer Gutierrez
    Arthur J. Bell Senior Photograph Conservator
    Center for Creative Photography

  • Contact Us

    The Society of Winterthur Fellows
    Office of Academic Programs
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    Winterthur, DE 19735
    (302) 888-4609
    info@sowf.org