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

Now Accepting Applications for Williston Fund – Deadline September 18, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Williston Fund – Deadline September 18, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Each year, WCG’s Sidney S. Williston Memorial Fund for Interns and Fellows provides up to five interns/fellows with free membership in the Washington Conservation Guild.

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.

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!