The Society of Winterthur Fellows created this web site to keep alumni connected. Come here to renew your membership, manage your directory listing, learn about events, search for and send messages to fellow classmates, join a committee, become a mentor, make a donation, and more. Consider this site a home that you will return to frequently.
Memorial Library. Image courtesy of the Winterthur Archives.
Old College at the University of Delaware. Image courtesy of the Winterthur Archives.
Divergent Paths, Shared Ethos
Winterthur alumni are curators, conservators, writers, archivists, educators, scientists, museum administrators, web developers, lawyers. We work in institutions large and small, in nonprofit and business sectors, and in companies we create and run. But regardless of where our professional paths take us, we share a common starting point—Winterthur—and the belief that objects tell a human story, that they can help us interpret the past, that they are worth preserving.
Founded in 1974, the Society of Winterthur Fellows was created to keep alumni connected to each other and to Winterthur Museum. Make sure your membership is current so you can keep abreast of our activities and to show your support.
Since its inception, the Society of Winterthur Fellows has engaged in fundraising to support Winterthur's graduate programs.
We are proud to support two grant programs: one supporting professional development of and research by for our alumni and another to support the research and travel of current graduate students in both programs.
Conservation student Jennifer Myers (WUDPAC '20) presenting her work on cleaning oil paintings at the Conference on Modern Oil Paints in Amsterdam in May 2018.
A Tradition of Giving Back
In 2016, the Society made a gift of $2,500 to Winterthur Museum to transform the Student Lounge into a welcoming space for all current conservation and culture fellows. As you can see from the "before" photo below, the furniture could use updating! If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to this project, click here, or on the button below.