Archive March 2017
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 2:00 pm in the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Tom Clareson (Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS) will present the lecture Open Arms: Expanding the Cultural Emergency Preparedness Community.
Congressional Cemetery, collaborating with the D.C. Metro Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, will be hosting Operation Conservation, a workshop to provide educational outreach for those in our area who are interested in cemetery conservation.
The Office of Senate Curator has an opening for a collections specialist. This is professional, technical, and administrative work supporting the registration and collections management programs for the Office of Senate Curator on behalf of the Senate Commission on Art. Responsibilities include implementing standards, policies and procedures for the registration, inventory, movement, placement, protection, storage and care of the Senate’s permanent collections of art, historical furnishings, and memorabilia.
Washington Conservation Guild Presents
the Eighth Meeting of our 50th Anniversary Season
Thursday, April 6, 2017at the National Postal Museum
Join us this 50th Anniversary season for the ever popular Intern Talks held in the Discovery Center
Reception: 5:00pm to 6:00pm and Presentations: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Please be prepared to go through security to enter the museum.
Conservation Project at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
Maryland Department of Planning/Maryland Historical Trust/Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Opening Date: March 20, 2017
Closing Date: April 10, 2017
Salary: Not to exceed $7,200; $15/hour
Employment Type: Temporary
Work Location: St. Leonard, Calvert County, MD
On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 11:00 am in the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Alberto Campagnolo (CLIR/DLF/Mellon Fellow for Data Curation in Medieval Studies, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress) will present the lecture: From Words to Diagrams: An Automated Visualization of Historical Bookbinding Structures. Researchers use both images (pictures and drawings) and verbal descriptions (words) to document artifacts.
The Arab art of papermaking by hand came to Italy in the 13th century, specifically to the city of Fabriano. In “Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking” (Oak Knoll Press, in association with the Library of Congress, 2016) Sylvia Rodgers Albro discusses how the Italian city was well-positioned to develop as the heart of this artisan craft.