Call for Proposals: share your experience and knowledge at AIHce 2018!

Call for Proposals: share your experience and knowledge at AIHce 2018!

Aug 30, 2017

Our AIHA Health and Safety colleagues are organizing presentation Sessions dedicated to Museums, Historic Sites, Collection Care Risk Management for their National Conference, May 21-23, 2018, Philadelphia. The deadline for abstract submission is September 6, 2017.

WCG members are encouraged to submit an abstract dealing with a health, safety, or environmental issue relating to a conservation project. 

Pewter Spoon Workshop

Pewter Spoon Workshop

Aug 28, 2017

Washington Conservation Guild presents a Special Workshop for the 2017/2018 Season

Make a Pewter Spoon with Ed McManus!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

10:30-2:30

Past WCG President Ed McManus has generously donated several of his spoons as gifts at WCG events, and they are in short supply. At this event, he will demonstrate how to make a pewter spoon, then each participant will have the opportunity to make their own from start to finish.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Aug 24, 2017

The Washington Conservation Guild, the Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management will once again collaborate with the Lunder Conservation Center to host the second annual Professional Development Seminar, building upon last year’s theme:

Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums,
Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care.

Art from the Landscape – Wild-Crafted Pens and Inks

Art from the Landscape – Wild-Crafted Pens and Inks

Aug 23, 2017
A workshop hosted by Ancestral Knowledge

October 14, 2017

Join Nick Neddo, artist, author, naturalist, primitive skills educator and craftsman, for a hands-on workshop on the ancient process of crafting local materials into paint and paintbrushes.

Hands On Emergency Training Water Salvage for Collections Emergency

Aug 23, 2017

Whether it’s a burst pipe or a flash flood, rescuing collections from a water emergency can be a daunting task. Learning to approach a collections emergency with a clear strategy and well-trained team can simplify the response and ensure your institution will recover swiftly to return to its mission.

Lecture: Centuries of Cellulose: Lessons Learned from the Molecular Analysis of Cellulose in Aged Paper Collections

Lecture: Centuries of Cellulose: Lessons Learned from the Molecular Analysis of Cellulose in Aged Paper Collections

Aug 8, 2017

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 1:30 pm in the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Andrew Davis (Chemist, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress) will present the lecture: Centuries of Cellulose: Lessons Learned from the Molecular Analysis of Cellulose in Aged Paper Collections

September Meeting

September Meeting

Aug 8, 2017

The Washington Conservation Guild is pleased to present the FIRST meeting of the 2017/2018 season!

Please join us Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the space we have reserved upstairs at SHAKE SHACK in Union Station.

LET’S KICK OFF THE 51st SEASON OF THE WASHINGTON CONSERVATION GUILD

with

50 Shakes for 50 Years!