The Washington Conservation Guild would like to extend heartfelt thanks Conservation OnLine (CoOL) and to Walter Henry, CoOL’s guiding light, for welcoming WCG to the web way back in October, 1997. For over fifteen years, CoOL hosted our website at no cost to the Guild, providing server space and encouragement first at Stanford University, then through the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC). WCG’s website has gone through several transitions of its own in that time: Mark Knight, the site’s designer and first “Web guru” stepped down in 2003; in 2008, his successor, Erin Blake, worked with web designer Jill Kianka of Vico Rock Media on the site’s first re-design. The website has now been re-re-designed by Jill, and moved to a web-based content management system on an independent server on January 9, 2013. While this site is no longer formally connected with CoOL, the Washington Conservation Guild (like everyone who cares about the conservation of historic art and artifacts) remains a dedicated fan. Thank you Walter Henry, CoOL, and FAIC, for all you have done, and continue to do.
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