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Winterthur has named Carol Cadou as its new director and CEO. She’s currently Senior Vice President of Historic Preservation & Collections at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and has over two decades of experience in the museum field.


Arts Playlist: Is it fake?

Apr 7, 2017
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Forgeries are a part of the art world. For every classic master work, there’s money to be made and prestige to be had in passing a fake off as the real thing.

In our latest Arts Playlist, Mark Arehart talked with Curator Linda Eaton at Winterthur about the museum's newest exhibit that explores the world of forged art, Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes.

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Winterthur recently released their first children’s book focusing on its museum and library collection.


Winterthur expands garden tour

Aug 14, 2016
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Winterthur Museum sits on a massive 1,000 acre landscape in Wilmington. A new tour that takes people out of the museum and into the gardens.


Courtesy of Winterthur, Photo by Ruth Joyce

Winterthur has received a grant of just over $148,000 to digitally map  its garden and scan historic estate maps.

The two-year Collections Stewardship grant given by the Institute of Museum and Library Services will enable Winterthur to complete work begun in 2014.

In January of last year, Winterthur received a grant of $15,000 from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust to begin converting paper and digital maps into a geographic information system framework.

Winterthur Museum has set an annual fundraising record.

For the first time in its history, the Wilmington institution has surpassed $12 million in a fiscal year.

Winterthur received more than 12,000 gifts from nearly 11,000 donors.