November Meeting – Outsmarting Light: SmartGlass Technology in Exhibitions

Posted on Oct 7, 2014
Threatening letters like this were sent in 2001 to Senator Patrick Leahy, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and news agencies. The FBI’s decontamination treatment left the letter in this fragile condition.

Threatening letters like this were sent in 2001 to Senator Patrick Leahy, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and news agencies. The FBI’s decontamination treatment left the letter in this fragile condition.

The Washington Conservation Guild presents its third meeting of the year. Please join us at the National Postal Museum on Thursday November 6 for a presentation by Linda Edquist.

OUTSMARTING LIGHT: SMARTGLASS TECHNOLOGY IN EXHIBITIONS
Linda Edquist, Conservator and Head of the Preservation Office at the National Postal Museum will present a talk about how she prepared some of the most sensitive objects the museum has ever exhibited: letters and covers that were the vehicles for the 2001 anthrax attacks.  These objects are part of the new 2014 exhibition, Behind the Badge: The U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  The galleries are using SmartGlass technology for the first time to display these objects.  Dr. Seth Van Vorhees of VariGuard will discuss the technology of SmartGlass and its applications.

VariGuard is generously sponsoring the reception.  Visit their website for more information at www.VariGuard.com.  They will also demonstrate their products at the event.

The meeting will be held at the National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception Sponsored by VariGuard
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Speakers and Gallery Tour

The reception and meeting will be in the Discovery Center on the lower level of the museum.  The main entrance to the Historic Lobby will be open until 5:30, after which time attendees will need to come to the Staff Entrance on 1st St. to be escorted to the reception.

This event is free to WCG members, $5 for guests & non-members.

For more information, please visit our website www.washingtonconservationguild.org