Free Vacuum Table from Corcoran!

Free Vacuum Table from Corcoran!

Jun 26, 2016

If anyone is interested, there is a vacuum table that is large, at least 6 feet by 8 feet, and was used by the conservation staff in the gallery during the museum heyday.

Lecture by Dragan Espenschied, Rhizome’s Digital Conservator- SAAM

Lecture by Dragan Espenschied, Rhizome’s Digital Conservator- SAAM

Jun 24, 2016

Join us on July 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the MacMillan Education Center
at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
to hear Dragan Espenschied, Rhizome’s Digital Conservator, speak about his work.

The preservation and re-staging of artworks created for computers and networked computers has proven challenging for collection caretakers. “Software” seems to be abundant and fluid outside of memory institutions, upon entering it appears scarce and incredibly complicated.

Lecture on Photographic Papers at the Library of Congress

Lecture on Photographic Papers at the Library of Congress

Jun 24, 2016

The Library of Congress Conservation Division is pleased to announce a lecture given by Paul Messier, Head, Lens Media Lab, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University, on “Expressive Dimensions of Photographic Paper” Tuesday, July 12, from 10:30 – 11:30 am, Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Pickford Theater (Third Floor), 101 Independence Ave SE.

Registration Open! SI/MCI Seminar on the Mechanics of Cultural Heritage Materials

Registration Open! SI/MCI Seminar on the Mechanics of Cultural Heritage Materials

Jun 1, 2016

The Museum Conservation Institute in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK) is pleased to announce The Mechanics of Art Materials and its Future in Heritage Science: A Seminar and Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution on October 24-25, 2016. This program will bring experts in mechanics research from across the globe to discuss current and future trends in the study and preservation of cultural heritage.