Joint sponsorship by the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and the University of Delaware affords an unparalleled breadth of scholars, faculty, and professionals to teach and mentor our M.A. candidates.
Martin C. Brückner, PhDProgram Director and Professor of English, University of Delaware
Martin Brückner teaches graduate courses for the Winterthur Program and the University’s Department of English and Center for Material Culture Studies, including Material Life in America and Introduction to Theories of Material Culture Studies. His areas of research include American Literature, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities, Print Culture, and Transatlantic / Transnational Studies.
A native of Germany’s Ahr Valley, a wine-growing region filled with Roman ruins, medieval castles, and also postmodern architecture, Martin Brückner came to the study of material culture following a rather circuitous path. After working as a land surveyor in the German army and, then, as an American academic exploring the historical relationship between land and its representation, his research and teaching interests gradually came to center on how things structured people’s everyday life, language, and identity. Building on his award-winning publications that examined prints, visual culture, and the role of objects in the age of thing theory, he is currently co-editor of two volumes, Elusive Archives: Material Culture Studies in Formation and Imagined Forms: The Material Culture of Modeling. Working with students, he has developed the digital humanities project Thingstor.org. Showcasing over 100 objects, ThingStor is a digital archive and finding tool which links objects cited in the literary and visual arts to fully vetted historical proxies, so that users may gain a richer understanding of the past and its material world.
Gregory J. LandreyDwight and Lorri Lanmon Director of Academic Affairs, Winterthur Museum
Greg Landrey began his career at Winterthur Museum 40 years ago as a furniture conservator. He currently lectures and teaches workshops and field-study courses (including the US Urban Centers field study). In addition to directing Academic Programs at the Winterthur Museum, Greg’s scholarly expertise includes furniture conservation, historic furniture, historic surface coatings, and motor cars.
Gregory Landrey’s practical experience began at age 16, as a cabinet shop assistant for the Corner Cupboard Antiques in Strafford, PA under the tutelage of David Sloan. He restored furniture at the Corner Cupboard for seven years, managing the shop during his final two. He joined Winterthur in 1979 as assistant furniture conservator. He served as the head of the Winterthur furniture conservation laboratory from 1986-1995 and head of the Conservation Department from 1995-2006. He is now Division Director of Library, Collections Management and Academic Programs. He has focused his research on the preservation of historic surface coatings, techniques of traditional cabinetmaking, conservation management, and period rooms at Winterthur. Landrey has researched and published on historic automobiles with an emphasis on Cadillac and Rolls-Royce motor cars. He has written and lectured extensively on furniture conservation and historic furniture. His most recent publications include “Treatment Protocol for a 1929 Phantom I Wood Body Rolls-Royce Automobile” and “Two Card Tables, A Comparison.” He was a primary contributor to The Conservation of Furniture, a Butterworth-Heinemann book in 2003.
Thomas A. Guiler, PhDAssistant Professor of History and Public Humanities, Winterthur Museum
Tom Guiler teaches graduate courses for the Winterthur Program, including Introduction to Decorative Arts. Tom also teaches elective courses for the Program including Material Culture of Communal Utopias. He also serves as the director for Independent Study courses and teaches field study courses, including British Design History.
A native of Upstate New York, Guiler researches and teaches 19th and 20th century American cultural and social history and has particular interests in the history of Upstate, New York, material culture, business, international relations, social protest, decorative arts, and the digital and public humanities. His research interests focus on utopian and intentional communities in 19th– and 20th-century America and resulted in his dissertation on communal groups in the Arts and Crafts Movement: Roycroft, Byrdcliffe, and Rose Valley. He has published in Pennsylvania History and Communal Societies and has received grants, awards, and fellowships from the Communal Studies Association, the New York Council for the Humanities, the Popular Culture / American Culture Association, the University of Rochester, and Syracuse University. He also founded and continues to manage UpstateHistorical, an interactive website that brings the rich history of Upstate New York to life by pinning key historic sites with text, photographs, audio, and video content to tell the story of a particular place, the people that lived there, and events at that location.
Catharine Dann Roeber, PhDBrock W. Jobe Associate Professor of Decorative Arts and Material Culture, Winterthur Museum
Catharine Roeber (Program Alumna) teaches graduate courses for the Winterthur Program, including Historic American Interiors, Exhibitions, and field study courses, British Design History and Southern Field Study. Her areas of research include culinary history, history of print and ephemera, and Pennsylvania material and architectural heritage.
Catharine Roeber’s research interests, evidenced by her dissertation and her master’s thesis as well as presentations at scholarly conferences, address the material and architectural heritage of Philadelphia and southeastern Pennsylvania. Additional areas of research include material culture studies, culinary history, and the history of print and ephemera. Roeber also has a diverse background of experience with archeology departments, research libraries, museums and cultural non-profits. She advises WPAMC theses and independent studies, especially related to prints and paintings. She has curated, co-curated, or coordinated exhibitions at Winterthur and the Brandywine River Museum.
Stephanie Delamaire, PhDAssociate Curator of Fine Arts, Winterthur Museum
Stephanie Delamaire teaches the Fine Art (Prints and Paintings) portion of the Connoisseurship courses for the Winterthur Program. She is a specialist of 19th-century American painting, print technology and the art market.
Marie-Stephanie Delamaire is a specialist of nineteenth-century American painting, print technology and the art market. She has published essays on Antebellum American genre painting in relation to the transatlantic expansion of the publishing industry, and on nineteenth-century American cartoons. Her research has received many awards such as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Library of Congress. Her current fields of interest include American portraits, the materiality of nineteenth-century print and visual cultures, and transnational exchanges.
Linda S. EatonJohn L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections & Senior Curator of Textiles, Winterthur Museum
Linda Eaton oversees all Connoisseurship courses and teaches the Textiles portion for the Winterthur Program. She is a specialist in textile conservation, historic quilts and needle work, and historic clothing and linens.
Linda Eaton’s background is in conservation, having trained at the Textile Conservation Centre (at that time based at Hampton Court Palace) with the Courtauld Institute of Art on the post-graduate program. Before coming to Winterthur, she worked for the National Museums of Scotland. She came to Winterthur as a textile conservator and moved to the curatorial side in 2000. At Winterthur, she has curated a number of exhibitions including: Deceit, Deception & Discovery and This Work in Hand: Philadelphia Needlework from the 18th Century and working with Alison Buchbinder and Samantha Dorsey, co-curated Who’s Your Daddy? Families in Early American Needlework, and working with Marla R. Miller and Katie Knowles, co-curated Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend. Her current projects include a revised edition (in color) of Florence Montgomery’s seminal book Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850. Her other research interests include early 20th-century interior design and the interconnections between traditional and modernist art and design.
Emily GuthrieLibrary Director and NEH Librarian for Printed Books and Periodicals, Winterthur Museum
Emily Guthrie teaches the Books portion of the Connoisseurship courses for the Winterthur Program and guides the fellows’ use of the Printed Books and Periodicals collections at Winterthur Library throughout their coursework.
Emily Guthrie joined the Winterthur Library staff in early 2005 as the assistant librarian for reader & reference services. After studying historic preservation at the Savannah College of Art & Design, she spent seven years in North Carolina, doing everything from working as a grape harvester on the Biltmore Estate to apprenticing with a paintings conservator in Asheville. In library school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she worked in the Southern Historical Collection and Sloane Art Library, and focused on art librarianship and archives management. Emily is presently the NEH Associate Librarian in charge of Winterthur’s Printed Book and Periodical Collection. She very much enjoys teaching the students about design sources and book connoisseurship using examples from the library’s rare book and trade catalog collections.
Leslie B. GrigsbySenior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum
Leslie Grigsby teaches the Ceramics and Glass portion of the Connoisseurship courses for the Winterthur Program and has been instrumental in making the Winterthur Museum Collection available online on the Winterthur website.
Leslie began her career as Assistant Curator of Ceramics and Glass at Colonial Williamsburg. Next she researched and wrote extensively (see selected publications) on 17th– and 18th-century English earthenware and stoneware. Leslie’s catalogue of the English ceramics at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee is available at the Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture. Currently, Grigsby is responsible for the Museum’s 22,000+ glass and ceramic objects and has worked intensively on displays in the 175 house rooms and the Ceramics & Glass Galleries and Study Area. She has curated exhibitions on English slipware and delftware as well as on objects and traditions relating to alcoholic beverages, tea and coffee. Offsite, she curated and redesigned the English earthenware galleries at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto. Currently, Leslie is working on creating several online exhibitions. Leslie lectures widely, throughout the United States and Canada as well as in the UK, China and Australia.
Joshua W. LaneCurator of Furniture, Winterthur Museum
Josh Lane teaches the Furniture portion of the Connoisseurship courses for the Winterthur Program. Lane is a specialist on early American furniture of New England and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses before joining the faculty of the Winterthur Program.
Lane joined the curatorial staff at Winterthur Museum in 2014 as Curator of Furniture. Previously, he served as both Curator of Furniture and Curator of Academic Programs at Historic Deerfield, Inc. At Deerfield, he curated two permanent furniture exhibitions (see select exhibitions) as part of the “Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture” collaboration. While at Winterthur, he has curated Cultivating Style in a Multi-Ethnic World: New York Furniture, 1650-1850, and, in conjunction with staff in Winterthur’s Conservation department, Brittle Beauty: Understanding and Conserving Chinese Export Lacquer. He has taught undergraduate courses in American Studies and material culture at Yale University, Miami University of Ohio and both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Ann K. WagnerCurator of Decorative Arts, Department of Collections, Winterthur Museum
Ann Wagner (Program Alumna) teaches the Metals portion of the Connoisseurship courses for the Winterthur Program. She is responsible for approximately 20,000 silver and jewelry, metalwork, and related composite material objects such as lighting, firearms, clocks and organic objects at Winterthur Museum.
Wagner joined the curatorial staff in 2004 immediately following her master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Ms. Wagner previously was the curatorial assistant for the department of European and American decorative arts at the Seattle Art Museum. At Winterthur, Ms. Wagner enjoys introducing graduate students and the public to decorative arts and material culture through exhibitions, workshops, and classes. She has lectured to audiences from Los Angeles to Williamsburg and has contributed articles about American silver for publications including The Magazine Antiques, Antiques & Fine Art, and Silver Magazine. Ms. Wagner is an alumna of the Attingham Summer School, and member of the London Silver Society, the New York Silver Society, the American Ceramics Circle, the Association of Art Museum Curators, and The Royal Oak Foundation.
Chase Markee joined the Winterthur staff in 2014 and the academic programs department in 2016. As academic affairs coordinator, Chase assists the director of academic affairs and serves as the division liaison to the Winterthur Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs Committee. She supports academic programs’ operations, including those of the Research Fellowship Program and the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and is a staff reader for Winterthur Portfolio.
Chase earned a B.A. in art history from the University of Delaware. Prior to arriving at Winterthur, she served as a project processor for the PACSCL Hidden Collections Processing Project at the University of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate, Chase gained valuable internship experience at Chester County Historical Society; the United States National Holocaust Memorial Museum; the National Museum of American Jewish History; Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library; and Hagley Museum and Library; and was a participant in the Chipstone Foundation’s Object Lab Program.
Laura Olds Schmidt joined the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (and the Center for Material Culture Studies) at the University of Delaware in 2016. Laura began her career as a creative director for diverse clients ranging from local cultural organizations to global medical technology firms. She then worked in programs and education for the Delaware Nature Society, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Longwood Gardens, and the Chester County Historical Society. Before joining UD, Laura worked in program administration and communications at the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, PA, supporting land conservation and stewardship.
She holds a B.A. in Visual Communications and Graphic Design from the Pennsylvania State University. In 2011, Laura received her M.A. from the University of Delaware School of Public Policy and Administration, with a concentration in Historic Preservation. At UD, she participated in the Delaware Public Humanities Institute (DELPHI) and completed the graduate certificate in Museum Studies.
Fellows have access to a diverse community of affiliated faculty at both the University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum. Fellows work with affiliated faculty daily through coursework, independent study, thesis advisement, internships, working groups, lectures, and symposia.
Zara Anishanslin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Art History, University of Delaware (Program Alumna)
Tiffany Barber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of Delaware
Wendy Bellion, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Material Culture Studies and Professor, Sewell C. Biggs Chair in American Art History, University of Delaware
Anne E. Bowler, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Sociology, University of Delaware
James Brophy, Ph.D., Francis H. Squire Professor of History, University of Delaware
Siobhan Carroll, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of English, Unversity of Delaware
Perry Chapman, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the CTPhD Program, Northern Baroque Art, University of Delaware
Ken Cohen, Ph.D., Director of Museum Studies, Associate Professor of History, University of Delaware
Iain Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, University of Delaware
James C. Curtis, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History, University of Delaware
Rebecca Davis, Ph.D., Associate Professor History and Women and Gender Studies and Chair, Graduate Program, University of Delaware
Lu Ann DeCunzo, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, University of Delaware
McKay Jenkins, Ph.D., Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, University of Delaware
Brock W. Jobe, M.A., Professor Emeritus, Office of Academic Programs, Winterthur Museum
Edward Larkin, Ph.D., Professor of English, University of Delaware
Cathy Matson, Ph.D., Richards Professor Emerita of American History, University of Delaware
Rudi Matthee, Ph.D., John and Dorothy Munroe Distinguished Professor of History, University of Delaware
Julie L. McGee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History, Director of Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, University of Delaware
Arwen P. Mohun, Ph.D., Coordinator, Hagley Program, Henry Clay Reed Professor of History, University of Delaware
John Montano, Ph.D., Professor of History, University of Delaware
Catherine Morrissey, Associate Policy Scientist and Assistant Director, Center for Historic Architecture & Design, University of Delaware
Lawrence Nees, Ph.D., H. Fletcher Brown Chair of Humanities, Professor and Chair of Art History, University of Delaware
Debra Hess Norris, M.A., Unidel Henry Francis du Pont Chair, Professor and Chair of Art Conservation, Director Winterthur/UD Program in Art Conservation, University of Delaware.
Dael Norwood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, University of Delaware
Cynthia Ott, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, University of Delaware
Lauren Petersen, Ph.D., Associate Dean for the Humanities and Professor of Art History, Greek and Roman Art, University of Delaware
Chandra L. Reedy, Ph.D. Director, Center for Historic Architecture & Design, Professor of Art History and Asian Studies, University of Delaware
Thomas Roceck, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Delaware
Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Architectural History and Intellectual History, University of Delaware
Jonathan Russ, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, University of Delaware
Thomas Savage, M.A., Director of External Affairs, Winterthur Museum
David R. Shearer, Ph.D., Thomas Muncy Keith Professor of History, University of Delaware
Margaret Stetz, Ph.D., Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of English, University of Delaware
Joyce Hill Stoner, Ph.D., Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Material Culture, Director, Preservation Studies Program, University of Delaware, and Paintings Conservator, Winterthur/UD Program in Art Conservation
David Suisman, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Program, Associate Professor of History, University of Delaware
Janis A. Tomlinson, Ph.D., Director, University Museums, Professor of Art History, University of Delaware
Jennifer Van Horn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History and History, University of Delaware (Program Alumna)
Jaipreet Virdi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, University of Delaware
Sarah Wasserman, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Material Culture Studies, Assistant Professor of English, University of Delaware
Lance Winn, M.F.A., Professor of Art, University of Delaware
Julian Yates, Ph.D., H. Fletcher Brown Professor of English, University of Delaware
The Winterthur Program is proud to introduce our current Fellows.
Alumni of the Winterthur Program follow diverse career paths in museums, antiques and auction houses, preservation organizations, historical societies, colleges and universities, libraries, and businesses. Program Graduates have held distinguished positions at all of the following institutions:
Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University, PA
Adirondack Experience, Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, NY
American Swedish Historical Museum, PA
Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Autry Museum of the American West, CA
Bard Graduate Center, NY
Brandywine River Museum of Art, PA
Brunk Auctions, NC
Carnegie Museum of Art, PA
Chester County Historical Society, PA
Chipstone Foundation, WI
Christies, Inc., NY and United Kingdom
The Creative Vision Factory, DE
The Chrysler Museum, VA
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, VA
Concord Museum, MA
Cooperstown Graduate Program, NY
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
The Decorative Arts Trust, PA
The Denver Art Museum, CO
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
DuSable Museum of African American History, IL
Florence Griswold Museum, CT
Fort Ticonderoga, NY
Freeman’s Auctions, PA
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, VA
Gilbert Collection, UK
Gunston Hall, VA
Hennepin History Museum, MN
Henry Ford Museum, MI
Historic Deerfield, MA
Historic Natchez Foundation, MS
Historic New England, MA
Historic New Orleans Collection, LA
Historic Philadelphia, Inc., PA
Historic Richmond Town, NY
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, PA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
James Madison University, VA
Jayne Design Studio, NY
Johns Hopkins University, The Homewood Museum, MD
Lancaster General Hospital, PA
Liberty Stoneware, NC and VA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Maryland Historical Society, MD
Maryland State Archives, MD
Mattatuck Museum, CT
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
The Mint Museum, NC
Museum of the American Revolution, PA
Museum of Danish America, IA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Bayou Bend, TX
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, VA
Mystic Seaport, Museum of America & the Sea, CT
Nantucket Historical Association, MA
National Endowment for the Humanities, DC
National Park Service
National Portrait Gallery, DC
The Newark Museum, NJ
The New Hampshire Historical Society, NH
The New York Public Library, NY
New-York Historical Society, NY
New York State Council on the Arts, NY
New York Yacht Club, NY
Old Sturbridge Village, MA
Peabody Essex Museum, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Plimoth Plantation, MA
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, TN
RGA, Inc. – Richard Grubb & Associates, Cultural Resource Consultants
Rosenbach Museum & Library, PA
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
Shelburne Museum, VT
Smith College Museum of Art, MA
The Smithsonian Institution, DC
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
The Speed Art Museum, KY
Stenton Mansion, Philadelphia, PA
Sumpter Priddy III, Inc., VA
Terra Foundation for American Art, IL
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, VA
Trustees of Reservations, MA
University of California at Berkeley, CA
University of Delaware, DE
University of Massachusetts, MA
University of Miami, FL
University of Minnesota Digital Library, MN
University of Michigan, MI
University of Pennsylvania, PA
University of Texas at Austin, TX
Valparaiso University, IN
Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, CT
Washington and Lee University, VA
The White House, DC
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, DE
Wipiak Consulting & Appraisals, OH
Wyck Historic House, Farm, & Garden, PA
Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor LLP
Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, CT