Archive January 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.