Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Winterthur is a premier museum of decorative arts made and used in America. The institution is home to an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made around the globe between the mid-1600s and mid to late-1800s. The collection is displayed in the 175-room house, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries. Winterthur is also the site of state-of-the art conservation facilities, a superb research library, and a beautiful naturalistic garden sited on nearly a thousand acres in Delaware. Winterthur partners with the University of Delaware as the host institution for the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Staff and students from Winterthur perform collaborative work with major museums and cultural institutions throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. With its extensive holdings of Chinese export objects and its ongoing research and analytical projects related to these materials, Winterthur provides an exceptional interdisciplinary and cross-cultural environment for the critical study of Chinese objects.