Archive January 2015
Call for Papers—Conservation and Exhibition Planning: Material Testing for Design, Display, and Packing
This two-day event, hosted by the Lunder Conservation Center, on November 19 and 20, 2015, will be an opportunity for exhibition designers, mount makers, registrars, collection managers, conservators, and scientists to explore the challenges of how materials are selected for use with art objects.
Definitions have consequences: Taking seriously the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Facilitation provided by Richard Kurin
When: 12:00 – 1:30 on Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Where: Smithsonian Castle Commons, 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, D.C. 20560
Please RSVP to HolmgrenM@si.edu to ensure event capacity.
This course covers chemicals in our environment and in our bodies and how they impact our health. It addresses policies and practices related to chemicals, particularly related to how they get into our bodies (exposures), what they do when they get there (toxicology), how we measure them (bio-monitoring) and their impact on our health.
Please join us FEBRUARY 5, 2015 for the presentation by Diana Galante
“I GAVE GOLD FOR IRON”: HOW CAST IRON JEWELRY BECAME ALL THE RAGE AND HOW TO TURN A CANNON INTO A NECKLACE
The Washington Conservation Guild, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Potomac Section, and the Health and Safety Committee of the American Institute for Conservation presents:
On Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 5 pm at the Smithsonian American Art Museum join us for the Lecture portion by Lee Foley, CIH, CSP, Director, Health and Safety EQM and Current President of the Potomac Section AIHA.
Position: Large Objects Conservator/ Conservation Specialist
Status: Full time salary exempt positions
Office Location: Washington, D.C.
SEARCH is seeking two full time conservation professionals in the Washington, D.C area. These positions involve the assessment, cleaning, and conservation of large painted metal objects in museum and outdoors environments.