Archive December 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.
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
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.
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
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