Talk on Emergency Preparedness at the LOC

Talk on Emergency Preparedness at the LOC

Mar 30, 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.

Operation Conservation Workshop at Historic Congressional Cemetery

Operation Conservation Workshop at Historic Congressional Cemetery

Mar 30, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm

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.

Job Posting: US Senate

Job Posting: US Senate

Mar 27, 2017

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.

April Meeting – Intern Talks

April Meeting – Intern Talks

Mar 24, 2017

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.

CANCELED- Lecture at SAAM

CANCELED- Lecture at SAAM

Mar 23, 2017

Our apologies, the lecture “Variation and Change: A History of Time-Based Media Conservation”- will not take place.

Lecturer: Ben Fino-Radin
Monday, April 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, MacMillan Education Center
Link: http://s.si.edu/2nMFmHQ

Temporary Position at the MAC Lab

Temporary Position at the MAC Lab

Mar 16, 2017

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 

Lecture & Webcast

Lecture & Webcast

Mar 15, 2017

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.

Lecture on Papermaking- Library of Congress

Lecture on Papermaking- Library of Congress

Mar 1, 2017

Book Discussion Explores How Arab Papermaking Came to Italy

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.