The Conservation Department at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) is accepting applications for a Lunder Conservation Fellowship in objects conservation.
The Lunder Conservation Fellowship provides the opportunity to further refine examination and treatment skills and to pursue collection-based research. The fellow will gain experience working in a collaborative museum environment, which has access to the resources at the Museum Conservation Institute and the larger Smithsonian research community.
In November, the WCG held their meeting at the Walters Art Museum where the Walter’s Painting Conservation Staff –Eric Gordon, Head of the Department, Karen French, Senior Conservator, and Pamela Betts, Associate Conservator –presented their on-going treatment of three Italian wall panels or spalliere.
Exploring the Conservation of Folk Art
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Shelburne Museum Objects Conservator, Nancie Ravenel, will present a lecture investigating the conservation of American folk art. How is folk art conservation similar and different from other conservation efforts, if at all?
Location: MacMillan Education Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F St.
Art Preservation Services will be introducing a unique work light designed specifically for the conservation field at the annual Three-Ring reception.
The Connolux Conservation Task Lamp provides
- Optimum color rendering properties
- Extremely high light ouput
- Multiple options for light distribution
- Energy efficient design with a low heat ouput
- Lightweight and compact design