January Meeting: The 3 Ring Circus

Posted on Dec 16, 2015

RipleyCtrWCG presents the fifth Meeting of the 2015/2016 Season. Please join us Thursday, January 7, 2016 for our Annual “3-ring Circus.” Three concurrent sessions preceded by a reception and exhibitors’ showcase.

Ring #1: Conservators in Social Media

  • Lisa Young, Conservator, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum: #Rebootthesuit! – A Perspective on the first Smithsonian Kickstarter campaign to conserve Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit
  • Amber Kerr, Senior Conservator, Smithsonian American Art Museum: Lets#This: Social Media Tips for Public Outreach in Conservation
  • Eliza Gilligan, Book Conservator, University of Virginia: Feeding the Feeds: Juggling Tech, Social Media and Sticking with What Works for You

Ring #2: Imaging and Technology

  • Rebecca Summerour, Smithsonian Scholarly Studies Fellow in Conservation, National Museum of African Art: The Technical Analysis of Painted Andean Textiles
  • Caitlin Badowski, Database Administrator, Smithsonian National Postal Museum: Use Your Database!

Ring #3: BIG Conservation

  • Christy St. Germain, Conservator of Paintings, ARTEX Fine Art Services: An Investigation into the Historic Painted Finishes of the Senate Reception Room: The Ceiling, Enframements, and North Lunette
  • Joseph Abriatis, Construction Manager, Architect of the Capitol: Restoration of the Capitol Building Dome
  • Judy Jacob, Senior Conservator, National Park Service: Biofilms on the Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The meeting will be held at:  The S. Dillon Ripley Center Smithsonian Institution ▪ 1100 Jefferson Drive SW ▪ Washington, D.C.
5:30 p.m. reception with exhibitors ▪  6:30 p.m. presentations

We are holding a “Visit our Vendors” raffle.  Be sure to visit each of our vendors during the reception, prizes to be won courtesy of the Freer and Sackler Galleries. The following exhibitors will be present: Hirox, Spacesaver, Hollinger/Metal Edge, Tru-Vue, Leica, Smallcorps, and University Products.

Transportation: The closest Metro stop is Smithsonian (Mall exit) on the Orange and Blue lines. Limited street parking is available. Enter the copper-domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive (on the south side of the Mall) between the “Castle” and the Freer Gallery of Art.  Take the elevator or stairs down to the third level to find the reception and meeting rooms.

This event is free to WCG members, $5 for guests & non-members. For more information about this meeting or WCG, please visit our website www.washingtonconservationguild.org. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please take this opportunity to renew online OR in person at our meeting!