As part of the WCG 50th anniversary celebrations, the Washington Conservation Guild, Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health & Environmental Management Present a Professional Development Seminar, “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collection Care.”
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
9am – 5pm, (5-7 pm: Stay to enjoy the Galleries + Social Time in the Courtyard!)
Cost is $60 including lunch
Smithsonian American Art Museum: McEvoy Auditorium
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at The Walters Art Museum
We continue our 50th Anniversary Celebration with a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 and the following talk and tour from 6:00 to 7:00
“The Face that Launched Ten Thousand Conservation Hours: Investigation & Treatment of the Walters ‘Helen of Troy’ Spalliere Panel Series”
Do you preserve leather in your conservation practice? Have you wondered about what it really takes to turn animal skins into usable leather for garments, tools, or book covering? Gain hands-on, practical experience and insight into leather production at the Brain Tanning Buckskin – Natural Leather Making workshop hosted by Ancestral Knowledge.
The US National Archives is seeking an Exhibits Conservator (GS-13) to serve as the technical expert in the preservation requirements for the exhibition of its archival materials. The Exhibits Conservator will coordinate National Archives exhibits conservation activities, examine and treat National Archives collections, conduct training and make recommendations for exhibit policies, guidance, programs and procedures. The position will be based in Washington, DC.
The US National Archives is seeking a Digitization Conservator (GS-13) to serve as the technical expert in the preservation requirements for the digitization of its archival materials. The Digitization Conservator will coordinate National Archives digitization conservation activities, examine and treat National Archives collections, conduct training and make recommendations for digitization policies, guidance, programs and procedures. The position will be based in College Park, MD.