Past WCG President Recruiting a Paper Conservator at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Past WCG President Recruiting a Paper Conservator at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Jan 27, 2016

The Saint Louis Art Museum seeks a collegial, collaborative, and energetic paper conservator to join its dynamic conservation team. SLAM’s growing collection of over 14,000 works in the prints, drawings, and photography collection spans the 16th – 21st centuries with notable works by both Eastern and Western masters.

February Meeting— Star Wars vs. Star Trek

February Meeting— Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Jan 21, 2016

Please join us Thursday, February 4, 2016 for a Debate of Galactic Importance. Which pop culture franchise is the most worthy of preservation? Museum professionals with irrefutable expertise on their subjects will duel with words and images to prove that their pop culture franchise is the most worthy of long-term preservation. Or maybe just the most awesome.

Respiratory Protection Lecture and Fit-Testing Session

Respiratory Protection Lecture and Fit-Testing Session

Jan 20, 2016

On Monday, March 7, 2016, at 3 pm join us for Lecture and fit test by Amber Carlberg, CIH, CS­P; National Institute of Standards and Technology. Presented by the Washington Conservation Guild, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Potomac Section, and the Health and Safety Committee of the American Institute for Conservation.

December Meeting Summary—“Culture in Crisis” by Corine Wegner

December Meeting Summary—“Culture in Crisis” by Corine Wegner

Jan 14, 2016

The Washington Conservation Guild December Meeting and Holiday Party was held at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital in SE Washington, DC. The speaker for the evening was Corine Wegner, the Smithsonian Institution’s Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer.

2016 Summer Graduate Conservation Internship in Objects Conservation George Washington’s Mount Vernon

2016 Summer Graduate Conservation Internship in Objects Conservation George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Jan 12, 2016

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is offering a paid summer internship in the conservation of objects in the fine and decorative arts collection for the summer of 2016. 

VAM Student Research Session Applications due January 15

VAM Student Research Session Applications due January 15

Jan 12, 2016

Virginia Association of Museum’s Annual Conference will be held in Williamsburg from March 12 – 15, 2016. VAM has added a student research session to the conference!

Advanced Training Fellowship in Conservation, National Gallery of Art

Advanced Training Fellowship in Conservation, National Gallery of Art

Jan 12, 2016

The conservation division of the National Gallery of Art is seeking applications for fellowship positions in 3 disciplines: paper conservation, objects conservation, and paintings conservation.  The fellowships are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation.

October Meeting Summary—Conservation of Plaster Casts by Diane Fullick

October Meeting Summary—Conservation of Plaster Casts by Diane Fullick

Jan 4, 2016

In her talk, titled Finding Their Place: The History and Conservation of Plaster, Diane Fullick, an objects conservator in private practice, presented on her on-going conservation treatment of plaster casts at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

SAA Seeking Nominations for Preservation Award

SAA Seeking Nominations for Preservation Award

Jan 4, 2016

The Society of American Archivists Preservation Publication Award Subcommittee is seeking nominations for the prestigious Preservation Publication Award.  Do you know of an outstanding preservation-related work published in 2015?  Would you like to see the author(s) or editor(s) recognized for contributing to preservation and the archives profession?  Please consider submitting a nomination prior to the deadline of February 28, 2016.