Job Announcement- Paper Conservator, St. Louis Art Museum

Job Announcement- Paper Conservator, St. Louis Art Museum

Apr 27, 2015

JOB DESCRIPTION: Paper Conservator  /Grade M (exempt)

REPORTS TO: Head of Conservation

SUPERVISES: Conservation Technician and grant funded interns

SPECIFICATIONS: Degree from an accredited conservation program or its equivalent and a minimum of 8-10 years conservation experience in paper conservation is required.  Prefer at least 2 years experience in administration and staff supervision.

Updated WCG Ballot of Officers 2015-2016

Updated WCG Ballot of Officers 2015-2016

Apr 26, 2015

There is a slight adjustment to the ballot. Robin O’Hern is now running for Recording Secretary rather than Director. Below, please find a link to the new ballot.

WCG Absentee Ballot for 2015 elections_Final

If you’ve sent absentee ballots in, please resubmit them.

Internship in Objects Conservation at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Internship in Objects Conservation at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Apr 23, 2015

Introduction: Through the generosity of the Connoisseur Society of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a paid summer internship is available in the conservation of objects in the fine and decorative arts collection for the summer of 2015.  The internship is open to current Art Conservation graduate students at a recognized Art Conservation graduate program or recent graduates thereof.

Lecture on Intangible Heritage at NMAI

Lecture on Intangible Heritage at NMAI

Apr 23, 2015

During the week of World Intellectual Property Day, we are pleased to present the next installment of our Intangible Cultural Heritage distinguished speaker series, featuring Dr. Jane Anderson on April 29, 12:00 – 1:30pm in NMAI rooms 4018 & 4019.

April Meeting Summary—The Experimental Sound Recordings of Alexander Graham Bell and the Volta Laboratory

April Meeting Summary—The Experimental Sound Recordings of Alexander Graham Bell and the Volta Laboratory

Apr 23, 2015

Dawn Wallace, a graduate conservation intern from SUNY- Buffalo State, presented work she has undertaken at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) for the exhibition “Hear My Voice: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound” which opened January 2015.

April Meeting Summary—A Journey Through the Carter Library: Conserving Publisher’s Bindings at The University of Virginia Library

April Meeting Summary—A Journey Through the Carter Library: Conserving Publisher’s Bindings at The University of Virginia Library

Apr 23, 2015

Presenter: Quinn Ferris

Quinn Ferris is a graduate student at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and is completing her fourth year internship at the University of Virginia. On April 2 she presented one of her on-going treatments as an example of collections stewardship at UVA and libraries and archives preservation.

Announcing Washington Conservation Guild Ballot for Officers 2015-16

Announcing Washington Conservation Guild Ballot for Officers 2015-16

Apr 23, 2015

It is the pleasure of the Nominating Committee to post the officer ballot to be voted on at the Guild’s business meeting on May. If you would like to vote by absentee ballot, please send a request to membership@washingtonconservationguild.org. You will be furnished with a ballot. Ballots sent by email must be received by May 7 (election day); ballots sent by regular mail must be received by May 5, so they can be collected and counted.

Catherine Dewey is on the Mall!

Catherine Dewey is on the Mall!

Apr 22, 2015

The following press release is from the National Park Service:

Catherine Dewey Tapped to Lead
Resource Management at the National Mall

Washington – National Mall and Memorial Parks today named Catherine Dewey as the new Chief, Division of Resource Management, effective immediately. She has served in an acting position in that role since August, 2014.

“Catherine brings a wealth of cultural resource management and historic architecture program management to the park,” stated Sean Kennealy, Acting Deputy Superintendent at National Mall & Memorial Parks.

Hugh Shockey is on the Move!

Hugh Shockey is on the Move!

Apr 21, 2015

Past President of the Washington Conservation Guild and Objects Conservator for the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Hugh Shockey will be joining the staff of the St. Louis Art Museum as the head of conservation, effective August 10.

See the link below for the full press release and congratulations, Hugh!

press release St. Louis Art Museum

 

Tricks of the Trade: Developing Methodology in the Field

Tricks of the Trade: Developing Methodology in the Field

Apr 21, 2015

June 4, 2015

a one-day workshop at the National Building Museum, please click on the link below for more details

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