December 5 Holiday Meeting at the Haskell Center, Folger Shakespear Library

December 5 Holiday Meeting at the Haskell Center, Folger Shakespear Library

Nov 25, 2013

Please join the Washington Conservation Guild on Thursday, December 5, 2013 for the annual Holiday Party and Lecture of the 2013/14 season.  will be giving a lecture “Intent to Deceive; Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World”

NASM Summer Internships

NASM Summer Internships

Nov 14, 2013

Smithsonian Institution

National Air and Space Museum

2014 Summer Internships

October Meeting Summary: The Restoration of the National Academy of Sciences

October Meeting Summary: The Restoration of the National Academy of Sciences

Nov 13, 2013

Summarized by Jessica Ford, Winterthur/University of Delaware Graduate Fellow, Lunder Conservation Center, National Museum of American Art

Pre-program Portfolio Day, November 21

Pre-program Portfolio Day, November 21

Nov 9, 2013

This year the Washington Conservation Guild will be hosting its first Portfolio Day.

Research into the Composition and Application of Dry Cleaning Materials- November 18th

Research into the Composition and Application of Dry Cleaning Materials- November 18th

Nov 7, 2013

A Workshop with Henk van Keulen of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

Monday, November 18, 2013
MacMillan Education Center | Smithsonian American Art Museum

Unvarnished paintings can typically be cleaned by swab rolling the surface with water or aqueous solvents, except in cases where surfaces are sensitive to water or other solvents. In such cases, alternatives are mandatory, as dry cleaning, based on mechanical action.

Lasers in Art Conservation- November 20th

Lasers in Art Conservation- November 20th

Nov 6, 2013

Workshop with Bartosz Dajnowski
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Luce Foundation Center, Luce Board Room | Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join Bartosz Dajnowski, Objects Conservator and Vice Director of the Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio, Inc., as he presents a three-session workshop about the use of laser ablation in cultural heritage conservation.  During the morning session, Dajnowski will introduce the process of laser cleaning, including concepts related to ablation parameters, the logistics of using lasers in museum settings, and an overview of lasers currently on the market.