The Sidney Williston Fund will provide five interns/fellows each year with membership in the Washington Conservation Guild. His studio, Mario’s Conservation Services, provided training for dozens of conservators, many of whom head their own labs today around the country. He was a Fellow in the AIC and was an honorary member of the Washington Conservation Guild. He has been greatly missed since his death in December 2000. The Williston Fund was created to recognize his contributions to the Washington area conservation community and to the Guild in particular.
Membership includes free entry at eight meetings and reduced registration on all WCG sponsored workshops and conferences. This past year WCG organized tours at a different conservation lab every month and several happy hour events for the benefit of our intern/fellow/student members. Due to the high turn-out of members at monthly Guild meetings, the Williston fund recipients will be required to assist the WCG Board of Directors by volunteering at one of the eight monthly meetings. Volunteer tasks may include summarizing the talk for the newsletter, setting up and cleaning up refreshments and taking donations at the door. A WCG member must recommend applicants to the Sidney Williston Fund in writing.
Traditionally, only five interns are chosen for the award every year. Please consider sponsoring an intern as so many of them are here only a short time and would greatly benefit from our local events and networking opportunities.
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following information:
- Name of sponsor (must be a WCG member)
- Name of Applicant
- Position of Applicant
- Applicant’s local mailing address, email address, and telephone number
- Brief description (half page) of applicant’s qualifications and of the upcoming internship/fellowship project.
Williston Award applications for the 2013/2014 season are due by September 15.