November Meeting at the Haskell Center

Posted on Oct 11, 2017

 Thursday, November 2, 2017 

Haskell Center, Folger Shakespeare Library

Haskell Center of the Folger Shakespeare Library, at dusk.

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. What are essential properties of northern daylight and how can they be included in an electric light source? What should be considered when selecting a work light? This presentation examines key criteria for choosing appropriate illumination sources for conservation activities. It is based on extensive research by the author that culminated in the development of the Connolux Studio Lamp.

Steven Weintraub (MA in Art History 1975, Certificate in Conservation 1976, NYU) is Principal and Founder of Art Preservation Services. He is an Institute Lecturer at the Conservation Center (NYU), where he is a co-instructor of the Preventive Conservation course. Mr. Weintraub has been in private practice since 1988, specializing in consultation, research and product development for the museum environment. He has published and lectured in the US and abroad about a broad variety of topics, including research on museum lighting and buffering of microclimates. 

Location and Transportation: 

The meeting will be held in the Foulke room of the Haskell Center, located at 301 E Capitol St. SE. It is a 10 minute walk from Capitol Hill South metro or a 15 minute walk from Union Station.

This event is free to WCG members, $5 for guests & non-members.
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