student group
Class of 2007, (from the left): Laura Pascali, Rebecca Garcia, Nicholas Vincent, Emily Davis, Sarah Ebel, Rebecca Phillips, Sara Jatcko, Laura Walikainen, Christina Keyser Vida, absent, Katie Wood.



Winterthur Fellows are talented, articulate, and busy. They come from diverse backgrounds, have many interests, and share a passion for the study of people and their things. They are graduates of a wide variety of institutions from small liberal arts colleges to large research universities. While they tend to major in art history, English or history, a number of them have graduated with dual degrees, majored in math or science, and studied music or the arts. A few already have graduate degrees. Nearly all have worked at museums as volunteers or interns; some of them have had professional careers prior to entering the Program.

No matter the occasion or location, one of the best aspects of the Winterthur experience is spending time with people who share your interests and passions, and this enthusiasm inevitably permeates our time in and out of the classroom. Although Winterthur Fellows spend a good deal of their two years in the Program at the Museum and the University, there is always time to have a little fun. The following pages give prospective applicants a closer look at the Program, from the Fellows’ perspectives.

See what our students have to say about WPAMC.

Below are brief profiles of the most recent Fellows.



Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
Student group

Members of the class of 2011 enjoying the evening sunset on the beach in Charleston.