Internship-NASM

Internship-NASM

Jan 27, 2017

 Paper Conservation Internship

Project Title: Paper Conservation Triage Project:  Chinese Kite Collection, Summer 2017
Location:  Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory, Virginia
Duration:  10 weeks (May to August 2017 time frame)
Amount:  $6000

The NASM Conservation unit is pleased to offer a paper conservation internship to work with conservation staff on a Chinese paper kite collection where the intern will learn conservation techniques and practices related to the treatment of these unique paper objects. 

Obituary for Elisabeth FitzHugh

Obituary for Elisabeth FitzHugh

Jan 27, 2017

On January 13, 2017, Elisabeth West FitzHugh died at the age of 90 in Mitchellville MD. Elisabeth lived in the DC region since 1956. She was born on July 30, 1926 in Beirut, Lebanon. She gained her B.A. in Chemistry Vassar College in June 1947 and her M.S. in Archaeology of Western Asia at the University of London Institute of Archaeology, June 1954.

WCG February Meeting

WCG February Meeting

Jan 24, 2017

Washington Conservation Guild Presents the Sixth Meeting of our 50th Anniversary Season: “You’ve come a long way baby”

What was conservation in DC like in 1967 and what will the next 50 years hold for our organization and the conservation field? How has WCG evolved to serve our members? What do our presidents remember about the decades?

Objects Fellowship at the Lunder

Objects Fellowship at the Lunder

Jan 11, 2017

The Conservation Department at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) is accepting applications for a Lunder Conservation Fellowship in objects conservation.

The Lunder Conservation Fellowship provides the opportunity to further refine examination and treatment skills and to pursue collection-based research. The fellow will gain experience working in a collaborative museum environment, which has access to the resources at the Museum Conservation Institute and the larger Smithsonian research community.

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE INTERNSHIP

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE INTERNSHIP

Jan 10, 2017

Each year the Hirshhorn Museum Conservation Department implements a maintenance program for the outdoor sculpture collection.  For the 2017 season, the Museum is offering three outdoor sculpture conservation internships

November Meeting Summary: The Face that Launched Ten Thousand Conservation Hours

November Meeting Summary: The Face that Launched Ten Thousand Conservation Hours

Jan 6, 2017

In November, the WCG held their meeting at the Walters Art Museum where the Walter’s Painting Conservation Staff –Eric Gordon, Head of the Department, Karen French, Senior Conservator, and Pamela Betts, Associate Conservator –presented their on-going treatment of three Italian wall panels or spalliere.