Call for Papers: WCG 3 Ring!

Call for Papers: WCG 3 Ring!

Oct 17, 2017

The Washington Conservation Guild’s celebrated 3-Ring Circus is approaching on Thursday, January 4, 2018. It will be held at 5:30 at the Ripley Center of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

This year we welcome proposals from our membership for talks on any conservation-related topics.

November Meeting at the Haskell Center

November Meeting at the Haskell Center

Oct 11, 2017

 Thursday, November 2, 2017 

at the Wyatt R. and Susan N. Haskell Center
of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Reception from 5:00pm to 6:00pm | Presentation from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

“Criteria for Selecting an Appropriate Light Source for Conservation Activities”

 Traditionally, conservators prefer northern daylight for illuminating treatment. However, it can be necessary to use supplementary and alternative sources of illumination.

Collection Care Technician at the Library of Congress

Collection Care Technician at the Library of Congress

Oct 6, 2017

The Library of Congress is accepting applications for the position (2 vacancies) of Collection Care Technician in the Conservation Division Collection Stabilization Section.

Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit: Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit: Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

Oct 3, 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 with the Lunder Conservation Center present the 2nd Annual Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit: Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health. Co-presentations by IH/Safety and Conservation/Collection Care professionals build on last year’s theme: Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care.

Contract Position at NASM

Contract Position at NASM

Oct 2, 2017

The National Air and Space Museum is requesting quotes (RFQ) for a Collections Management Contractor to start January 2nd 2018.  The principal duty of the contractor will be to conduct conservation surveys of the collection.