Archive May 2016
The legendary Polynesian voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia are sailing across Earth’s oceans to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world. Using traditional wayfinding navigation, the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage has been hailed as an international model for cultural revitalization and education.
The Smithsonian Institution has a requirement for the services of a conservation professional to perform artifact condition assessments, documentation, triage treatments and treatment reports for artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum.
The Smithsonian Institution has a requirement for the services of two conservation professionals to perform artifact condition assessments, documentation, triage treatments and treatment reports for artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum.
Once again the WCG outreach booth and a group of volunteers partnered with the Historical Society of Frederick to offer an appraisers fair open to the general public. The Treasured Heirloom Event is a fundraiser for the Society and is still going strong after 18 years.
Follow the link to a lovely write up in The Frederick News-Post!
Christina St. Germain gave the first talk in ring 3, which was entitled: An Investigation into the Historic Painted Finishes of the Senate Reception Room (S-213), U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC: The Ceiling, Enframements, and North Lunette.
Photo and Paper Conservator, Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute.
The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is seeking a Conservator with a specialization in photograph and paper conservation. The Photo and Paper Conservator will examine museum collections and conduct appropriate treatments documenting the processes in accordance with practices and tenets of the profession, will conduct research pertinent to photograph and paper conservation in the museum environment, and will serve as a mentor in MCI training programs.
On Thursday January 7, 2016, Lisa Young, Objects Conservator at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum (NASM), presented a talk entitled #Rebootthesuit! — A Perspective on the first Smithsonian Kickstarter campaign to conserve Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit during Ring #1 – Conservators in Social Media of the WCG Three Ring Circus.
Neither rain nor unseasonably cold weather will stop us. The WCG Membership Meeting and Raffle will take place as scheduled in the auditorium of the IBEW Building. The rain and the cold may send us indoors, but it will not dampen our spirits. Come! Renew your membership before the rate goes up! Vote! Purchase raffle tickets and win some prizes!