Archive October 2016
The Washington Conservation Guild’s 50th Anniversary Season is in progress, and the 3-Ring Circus is approaching quickly. It will be held on Thursday January 5 at 5:30 at the Ripley Center of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. This year, we are requesting proposals for talks from our membership. In celebration of our 50th year, we are naming our three rings after our three founders: Gettens, Organ and Ripley.
Do you preserve leather in your conservation practice? Have you wondered about what it really takes to turn animal skins into usable leather for garments, tools, or book covering? Gain hands-on, practical experience and insight into leather production at the Brain Tanning Buckskin – Natural Leather Making workshop hosted by Ancestral Knowledge.
The US National Archives is seeking an Exhibits Conservator (GS-13) to serve as the technical expert in the preservation requirements for the exhibition of its archival materials. The Exhibits Conservator will coordinate National Archives exhibits conservation activities, examine and treat National Archives collections, conduct training and make recommendations for exhibit policies, guidance, programs and procedures. The position will be based in Washington, DC.
The US National Archives is seeking a Digitization Conservator (GS-13) to serve as the technical expert in the preservation requirements for the digitization of its archival materials. The Digitization Conservator will coordinate National Archives digitization conservation activities, examine and treat National Archives collections, conduct training and make recommendations for digitization policies, guidance, programs and procedures. The position will be based in College Park, MD.
As part of our 50th year anniversary celebration, the Washington Conservation Guild has been given the exciting opportunity to visit Glenstone in Potomac, Maryland on Saturday October 22 at 2:00 for an exclusive guided tour with our fellow member, Steven O’Banion, Glenstone’s Director of Conservation. We are happy to offer this tour to our current members (so please join or renew your membership if you haven’t already).
The Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships has announced one-year fellowships for recent graduates of masters programs in art and archaeological conservation (or the equivalent) or conservation scientists, including those at the postdoctoral level, to conduct research and gain further training in Smithsonian centers for the conservation and research of museum collections.