Winterthur Fellows write a master's thesis. They select an advisor in the spring of their first year and undertake primary research during the summer between the first and second year. Most students base their theses on objects and primary materials at Winterthur, in other collections, or those encountered during field work.
Over the course of nearly 60 years, Winterthur Fellows have produced a noteworthy body of research on a wide range of topics. They have studied archaeology, architecture, artisans, the arts and crafts movement, base metals, ceramics, clocks, design history, embroidery, furniture, glass, historic interiors, landscapes, print culture, package design, silver, textiles, twentieth-century design, and many other themes from a variety of perspectives. To explore a list of completed theses through 2010, click here.