WCG May Business Meeting and Raffle

WCG May Business Meeting and Raffle

Apr 18, 2017

The Washington Conservation Guild Presents the Final Meeting of our 50th Anniversary Season Thursday, May 4, 2017 at The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)on the rooftop overlooking DC!

Exclusive Reception from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Exciting Business Meeting and RAFFLE! from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. RSVP to rsvp@washingtonconservationguild.org

Artist Talk on Contemporary Illuminated Manuscripts

Artist Talk on Contemporary Illuminated Manuscripts

Apr 3, 2017

Suzanne MooreSuzanne Moore Lecture, Monday, April 3 at 3 p.m. – Loyola University Maryland

Suzanne Moore will talk about and show images of other artists’ work as well as focusing on a few of the thirteen interpretive illuminations and special treatments she painted for the Saint John’s Bible. The lecture will be followed by viewing the facsimile of the St.

Talk on Emergency Preparedness at the LOC

Talk on Emergency Preparedness at the LOC

Mar 30, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 2:00 pm in the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Tom Clareson (Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS) will present the lecture Open Arms: Expanding the Cultural Emergency Preparedness Community.

April Meeting – Intern Talks

April Meeting – Intern Talks

Mar 24, 2017

Washington Conservation Guild Presents
the Eighth Meeting of our 50th Anniversary Season
Thursday, April 6, 2017at the National Postal Museum

Join us this 50th Anniversary season for the ever popular Intern Talks held in the Discovery Center

Reception: 5:00pm to 6:00pm and Presentations: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Please be prepared to go through security to enter the museum.

CANCELED- Lecture at SAAM

CANCELED- Lecture at SAAM

Mar 23, 2017

Our apologies, the lecture “Variation and Change: A History of Time-Based Media Conservation”- will not take place.

Lecturer: Ben Fino-Radin
Monday, April 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, MacMillan Education Center
Link: http://s.si.edu/2nMFmHQ

Lecture & Webcast

Lecture & Webcast

Mar 15, 2017

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 11:00 am in the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Alberto Campagnolo (CLIR/DLF/Mellon Fellow for Data Curation in Medieval Studies, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress) will present the lecture: From Words to Diagrams: An Automated Visualization of Historical Bookbinding Structures. Researchers use both images (pictures and drawings) and verbal descriptions (words) to document artifacts.

Lecture on Papermaking- Library of Congress

Lecture on Papermaking- Library of Congress

Mar 1, 2017

Book Discussion Explores How Arab Papermaking Came to Italy

The Arab art of papermaking by hand came to Italy in the 13th century, specifically to the city of Fabriano. In “Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking” (Oak Knoll Press, in association with the Library of Congress, 2016) Sylvia Rodgers Albro discusses how the Italian city was well-positioned to develop as the heart of this artisan craft.

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.