November Meeting—Studio Design Challenges: Creating a Safe and Practical Space

Posted on Aug 15, 2015

EwingCole Studio DesignThe Washington Conservation Guild (WCG) will host an encore presentation of Studio Design Challenges: Creating a Safe and Practical Space, the joint Health & Safety Committee and Conservators in Private Practice (CIPP) lecture from this years’ AIC Annual Meeting in Miami.

Jeff Hirsch, William Jarema, Dan Klein and Roger Rudy will address challenges faced by conservators working within small to medium-sized organizations, who may not have the resources of larger institutions to design a conservation laboratory that serves those performing treatments and maintains the health and safety of the practitioners. The situation is more urgent for conservators in private practice who may have to consider the well-being of family members sharing in-home studio space. Led by architects and engineers from EwingCole, who specialize in designing cultural heritage facilities, this session reviewed priorities and realistic goals for improving common, at-hand work spaces ranging from in-home studios to larger rented commercial spaces.

DATE: November 5, 2015
TIME: 5 pm Reception; 6 pm Lecture
LOCATION: Classroom A, located on the lower level of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126. The museum closes to the public at 5:30, so please plan to arrive prior to closing. Exhibits are not open to lecture attendees.

Transportation: The museum is near the Smithsonian stop of the Orange and Blue Lines, take the Independence Ave, exit.
There is limited street parking available.

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

For more information about this meeting or WCG, please visit our website

This is a great opportunity if you were unable to attend the lecture in Miami or if you want another chance to speak with the architects and engineers from the architectural firm EwingCole about health and safety concerns in your studio space.

If you attended the lecture in Miami, please take a moment complete the following ten-question survey.  Your feedback will help the team determine any changes that could improve the presentation.

The PowerPoint from the Miami talk is also available for download from the Health & Safety Committee’s website: