The Washington Conservation Guild’s Annual 3-Ring Circus

The Washington Conservation Guild’s Annual 3-Ring Circus

Dec 12, 2017

Thursday, January 4, 2018
5:30pm to 7:30pm
The S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, 1100 Jefferson Dr., Washington, DC 20560

5th Annual Intern and Fellow Career and Portfolio Day

5th Annual Intern and Fellow Career and Portfolio Day

Nov 13, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4:30- 6:30 PM

WCG Meeting Venues 2017/2018

WCG Meeting Venues 2017/2018

Nov 8, 2017

The current meeting schedule is now available! Note from the present to the future: if you come across this post after the 2017/2018 season, you will need to go to Past seasons’ meetings.

Holiday Party with special speaker David Rubenstein

Holiday Party with special speaker David Rubenstein

Nov 7, 2017

Please join us Thursday, December 7, 2017 in the Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Reception from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Presentation from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
rsvp@washingtonconservationguild.org

Library of Congress Lecture

Library of Congress Lecture

Nov 5, 2017

Lecture: The Provenance of Printing in Afghanistan

Thursday, November 16, 11:00 am
Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion on the Ground Floor

The Provenance of Printing in Afghanistan
Speaker: Elham Bakhtary, 2016-2017 CLIR/Mellon Fellow, Library of Congress Preservation Research and Testing Division.

Tour of the Renovation Project of Baltimore’s Central Library

Tour of the Renovation Project of Baltimore’s Central Library

Oct 24, 2017

Please join APT DC, EverGreene Architectural Arts,  and Gilbane Building Company for a hard hat tour of the ongoing renovation project at Baltimore’s Central Library and State Library Resource Center!

Date: Saturday, November 04, 2017, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Location: 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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.

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.

October Meeting at the new Research Center of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

October Meeting at the new Research Center of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sep 22, 2017

 

Thursday, October 5th 2017 at The David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Reception: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Brief Presentation and Tour of Facilities: 5:30pm to 6:30pm