Angels volunteers needed

Posted on Apr 5, 2013
Two people at a table examining objects

Angels Project 2007: Condition reporting at the DC Public Library

The WCG Angels Project 2013- Saturday, May 18th – Baltimore, Maryland!

Space is limited- sign up early!

WCG is pleased to announce that the Washington Conservation Guild Angels project will partner with the Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums to assist museums in Baltimore, Maryland as part of their national conference this May.

The Reinforcement Crew of AAM will be providing volunteer assistance to four projects in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, May 18th (9am to 3pm) and we need conservators to assist at two sites.  All volunteers will be provided lunch by the host site.  In addition, AAM has invited all volunteers to a “thank-you” reception that evening from 4-6pm at the Society for Preservation of Fells Point.

James E. Lewis Museum of Art:  5 painting/works of art on paper Conservators or graduate students are needed for this site located within the Morgan State University campus.  Conservators will work with staff to unframe, assess and rehouse 100 + works of art being transferred to a new climate controlled space.  Site lead will be Dawn Rogala.

Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum:  The site is currently undergoing restoration and a portion of the collection has been relocated to off-site storage at Morgan State University.  The project would entail condition reporting and re-housing objects in preparation for their eventual return to the museum for long-term storageOne or two object conservators or graduate students are needed to work on this collection. Site Lead will be Howard Wellman.

The Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point:  5 book/ paper conservators or graduate students are needed to assist with projects at this site.  A rare medical book collection will be rehoused in four-flap enclosures and other archival collections will be rehoused, assessed and inventoried including several large complicated scrapbook assemblages. Site lead will be Eliza Gilligan.

Because of space limitations at the host venues, we are only able to accommodate the number of people indicated for each project— so please let us know immediately if you are interested.

Deadline for signing up is May 1, 2013!!

If you are interested in participating please e-mail Lisa Young at youngla@si.edu — Please include your name and contact information, specialty and whether or not you need transportation.  We will try to accommodate as many people as possible.

Thank you in advance for your help and giving back to the Museum community!