Lecture at the Lunder Conservation Center

Lecture at the Lunder Conservation Center

Dec 29, 2016

Exploring the Conservation of Folk Art

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Shelburne Museum Objects Conservator, Nancie Ravenel, will present a lecture investigating the conservation of American folk art. How is folk art conservation similar and different from other conservation efforts, if at all?

Location: MacMillan Education Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F St.

Three Ring News Flash

Three Ring News Flash

Dec 29, 2016

Art Preservation Services will be introducing a unique work light designed specifically for the conservation field at the annual Three-Ring reception.

The Connolux Conservation Task Lamp provides

  • Optimum color rendering properties
  • Extremely high light ouput
  • Multiple options for light distribution
  • Energy efficient design with a low heat ouput
  • Lightweight and compact design
Photo Conservator Position at NMAAHC

Photo Conservator Position at NMAAHC

Dec 14, 2016

Full-Time, Two- year Term with possible extension up to four years
Salary range: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
Job Announcement Number:  17R-YH-302361-DEU-NMAAHC

January Meeting: The Annual 3-Ring Circus

January Meeting: The Annual 3-Ring Circus

Dec 9, 2016

We continue our 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION by honoring three individuals who were influential in the Guild’s formation: Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, Rutherford J. Gettens and Robert M. Organ.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Letter from the President

Letter from the President

Dec 9, 2016

The Washington Conservation Guild is 50 years old!

It is the time of year when I assess what I have accomplished so far and how much more I would like to do. One of the better things I have done has been to join the Washington Conservation Guild and become active in the local community. We are a dedicated group of people who work in conservation and related fields.

Dec 8, 2016

WCG, AIHA Potomac Section, and the Smithsonian co-host collaborative Professional Development Seminar “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collection Care”.

Term Positions at Winterthur

Term Positions at Winterthur

Dec 7, 2016

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library seeks two part-time conservation assistants for a two year grant-supported project to clean and lacquer or re-lacquer approximately 500 pieces from its extensive collection of early American silver. Working under the supervision of Winterthur staff in objects conservation, both conservation assistants will first receive training in the appropriate procedures used to remove failed coatings from silver and silver plated objects, gently clean the surface, remove all polish residues, and then lacquer the silver objects through brush or spray application.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Objects Conservation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Objects Conservation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art

Dec 7, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is the only facility in the United States dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and preservation of Africa’s traditional and contemporary arts.  With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Museum is pleased to offer a post-graduate fellowship in conservation

Conservator Technician (GS-7) at the US NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Conservator Technician (GS-7) at the US NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Dec 6, 2016

The National Archives and Records Administration (Washington DC area) is seeking applicants for the position of Conservator Technician GS-7.

Term Conservator Positions at NASM

Term Conservator Positions at NASM

Dec 6, 2016

NASM is looking to fill a number of NTE Conservator positions which will be supporting efforts involved in the renovation of the Museum on the National Mall.