Lecture on Foxing in Modern Papers at the Library of Congress

Lecture on Foxing in Modern Papers at the Library of Congress

Feb 17, 2016

The Library of Congress Conservation Division is pleased to announce a lecture given by New York-based Paper Conservator Sarah Bertalan on Foxing and Reverse Foxing: Condition Problems in Modern Paper and the Role of Inorganic Additives on Monday, February 29, from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

March Meeting—Preserving Prosthetics

March Meeting—Preserving Prosthetics

Feb 15, 2016

Please come to the next meeting of the Washington Conservation Guild at MedChi in Baltimore on Thursday March 3, 2016. A conservator and a curator at the National Museum of American History discuss the history, conservation and exhibition of a self-made coal miner’s prosthetic leg.

January 3-Ring Circus Summary: Social Media Ring—Lets#This: Social Media Tips for Public Outreach

January 3-Ring Circus Summary: Social Media Ring—Lets#This: Social Media Tips for Public Outreach

Feb 11, 2016

Amber Kerr, paintings conservator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, talked about the use of social media and how to streamline the process in her 3-Ring Circus presentation titled Lets#This: Social Media Tips for Public Outreach. Kerr has served as the social networking editor for the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) since 2009

Star Trek versus Star Wars Collection of Social Media Posts

Star Trek versus Star Wars Collection of Social Media Posts

Feb 8, 2016

Last Thursday, WCG hosted a debate regarding the cultural significance of the material culture associated with Star Wars and Star Trek. Many in the audience participated by Tweeting. Here is a collection of the posts: https://storify.com/sbanks20/which-franchise-is-more-worthy-of-conservation

WCG Tour of Union Station

WCG Tour of Union Station

Feb 4, 2016

This is a special invitation for a behind the scenes tour of the restoration work in the Main Hall at Union Station. Join members of The Gilders’ Studio and  the restoration team  for an up close and personal look at the final phase of  gilding and plaster restoration high above the floor of Main Hall.