September Meeting September 4 and Williston Awards Due September 5!

September Meeting September 4 and Williston Awards Due September 5!

Aug 26, 2014

Please join WCG for the first meeting of the 2014/2015 membership year! September 4, 2014. Upstairs at Mr. Henry’s Victorian Pub, Capitol Hill.

WCG also supports its interns through the Sidney Williston Fund every year. The Sidney Williston Fund provides five interns or fellows each year with membership in the Washington Conservation Guild. Applications are due September 5.

Alan W. Postlethwaite  October 9, 1924 – August 7, 2014

Alan W. Postlethwaite October 9, 1924 – August 7, 2014

Aug 28, 2014

“Other duties as required” is the phrase in the Smithsonian’s job descriptions dreaded by most employees, but for Alan Postlethwaite, with a science background from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sheffield University in England, problems were meant to be solved and resolved whenever possible. Alan cheerfully took on tasks that no one else could or would deal with.

Roland H. Cunningham,  Senior Paintings Conservator, retired,  Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Roland H. Cunningham, Senior Paintings Conservator, retired, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Aug 28, 2014

It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of Ron Cunningham, retired senior paintings conservator at the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI), on August 16, 2014. Ron came to the Smithsonian’s Conservation Analytical Laboratory (now called MCI) in 1982 from the Hartford Athenaeum, where he was already an established presence in the paintings conservation community.

Lecture on Public Art by Richard McCoy

Lecture on Public Art by Richard McCoy

Aug 26, 2014

Preserving Public Art: A 21st Century Approach
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6pm
American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

New Interns in Your Lab? Williston Award Nominations Due September 5

New Interns in Your Lab? Williston Award Nominations Due September 5

Aug 26, 2014

Fall is almost here and with that usually comes a new crop of interns and fellows. The Washington Conservation Guild encourages its emerging professionals to participate in the many activities it has to offer in addition to its monthly meetings including tours of area conservation laboratories, happy hours with ECPN, and our Portfolio Day. WCG also supports its interns through the Sidney Williston Fund every year.