Contract Position at NASM

Contract Position at NASM

Jun 27, 2017

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) is looking for someone to conduct artifact condition assessments.  The goal of the assessment is to identify any hazardous materials that need mitigation; document the current physical condition in order to establish a strategic conservation treatment plan; to identify artifact handling concerns; to catalog collection items; to create, enhance, and correct existing records in the museum’s collection information system, The Museum System (TMS); and to assist with a variety of collection digitization projects associated with these items. 

Workshop at Hillwood

Workshop at Hillwood

Jun 27, 2017

 

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning and Response (Part I and Part II)

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

One of the most important steps a cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery.

Lecture: “Breaking New Ground: Computational Tools for Art”

Lecture: “Breaking New Ground: Computational Tools for Art”

Jun 23, 2017

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
3:30 – 5PM

Event Information: http://s.si.edu/2rOio0y

Computer processing of scientific images of artworks—using algorithms from engineering applications—has advanced rapidly over the past decade. These tools have allowed researchers to more clearly identify authenticity and dating, while also shedding light on artists’ original intentions.

Summer Picnic with APT DC

Summer Picnic with APT DC

Jun 13, 2017

Registration has been extended to Friday, June 16th!

Summer Picnic 2017 801 E. Main Street, Berryville, Va
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 10:00 AM EDT

Summer picnic and tours of the Historic Clermont Farm in Berryville, VA!

Join APT DC and the Latrobe Chapter of the SAH for this great opportunity to visit the farmhouse and outbuildings at Clermont Farms.

LECTURE: “Variation and Change: A History of Time-Based Media Conservation”

LECTURE: “Variation and Change: A History of Time-Based Media Conservation”

May 19, 2017

Lecturer: Ben Fino-Radin
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 4:00 pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center Board Room, 3rd Floor
Link: http://s.si.edu/2q0gFEy

Lecture- Library of Congress

Lecture- Library of Congress

May 12, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017, at 1:30 pm in the

Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building

Eric Monroe (Supervisory Physical Scientist, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress) will present the lecture: Broken Cylinders: Uncovering the nature of damage to early wax cylinder audio recordings during storage.

Minutes from the 2016 Business Meeting

Minutes from the 2016 Business Meeting

May 2, 2017

Here are the minutes from last year’s business meeting. WCG_Annual_Business_meeting-May 2016 The membership will need to vote to approve them during our 2017 business meeting this Thursday, May 4.

WCG Has a New Snail Mail Address

WCG Has a New Snail Mail Address

May 1, 2017

Our new mailing address is
Washington Conservation Guild
P.O. Box 553
Kensington, MD 20895

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.