March Meeting: “Conservator and Curator in Partnership”

March Meeting: “Conservator and Curator in Partnership”

Feb 14, 2017

The Washington Conservation Guild Presents the Seventh Meeting of our 50th Anniversary Season Thursday, March 2, 2017 at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Reception from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Presentation from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Lower Level in Classroom A.
*Please plan to arrive by 5:30pm when the building closes to the public*

Call for Nominations: SAA Publication Award

Call for Nominations: SAA Publication Award

Feb 7, 2017

The Society of American Archivists Preservation Publication Award Subcommittee is seeking nominations for the prestigious Preservation Publication Award.  Do you know of an outstanding preservation-related work published in 2015?  Would you like to see the author(s) or editor(s) recognized for contributing to preservation and the archives profession?  Please consider submitting a nomination prior to the deadline of February 28, 2016.

Obituary for Elisabeth FitzHugh

Obituary for Elisabeth FitzHugh

Jan 27, 2017

On January 13, 2017, Elisabeth West FitzHugh died at the age of 90 in Mitchellville MD. Elisabeth lived in the DC region since 1956. She was born on July 30, 1926 in Beirut, Lebanon. She gained her B.A. in Chemistry Vassar College in June 1947 and her M.S. in Archaeology of Western Asia at the University of London Institute of Archaeology, June 1954.

WCG February Meeting

WCG February Meeting

Jan 24, 2017

Washington Conservation Guild Presents the Sixth Meeting of our 50th Anniversary Season: “You’ve come a long way baby”

What was conservation in DC like in 1967 and what will the next 50 years hold for our organization and the conservation field? How has WCG evolved to serve our members? What do our presidents remember about the decades?

November Meeting Summary: The Face that Launched Ten Thousand Conservation Hours

November Meeting Summary: The Face that Launched Ten Thousand Conservation Hours

Jan 6, 2017

In November, the WCG held their meeting at the Walters Art Museum where the Walter’s Painting Conservation Staff –Eric Gordon, Head of the Department, Karen French, Senior Conservator, and Pamela Betts, Associate Conservator –presented their on-going treatment of three Italian wall panels or spalliere.

Lecture at the Lunder Conservation Center

Lecture at the Lunder Conservation Center

Dec 29, 2016

Exploring the Conservation of Folk Art

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Shelburne Museum Objects Conservator, Nancie Ravenel, will present a lecture investigating the conservation of American folk art. How is folk art conservation similar and different from other conservation efforts, if at all?

Location: MacMillan Education Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F St.

Three Ring News Flash

Three Ring News Flash

Dec 29, 2016

Art Preservation Services will be introducing a unique work light designed specifically for the conservation field at the annual Three-Ring reception.

The Connolux Conservation Task Lamp provides

  • Optimum color rendering properties
  • Extremely high light ouput
  • Multiple options for light distribution
  • Energy efficient design with a low heat ouput
  • Lightweight and compact design
January Meeting: The Annual 3-Ring Circus

January Meeting: The Annual 3-Ring Circus

Dec 9, 2016

We continue our 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION by honoring three individuals who were influential in the Guild’s formation: Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, Rutherford J. Gettens and Robert M. Organ.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Letter from the President

Letter from the President

Dec 9, 2016

The Washington Conservation Guild is 50 years old!

It is the time of year when I assess what I have accomplished so far and how much more I would like to do. One of the better things I have done has been to join the Washington Conservation Guild and become active in the local community. We are a dedicated group of people who work in conservation and related fields.

Dec 8, 2016

WCG, AIHA Potomac Section, and the Smithsonian co-host collaborative Professional Development Seminar “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collection Care”.