3-Ring Circus summary: “Don’t Say that! Say this! Media Prep for the Ruby Slipper Kickstarter”

3-Ring Circus summary: “Don’t Say that! Say this! Media Prep for the Ruby Slipper Kickstarter”

Feb 21, 2018

In the Collaborating and Connecting Ring, Dawn Wallace, Objects Conservator, National Museum of American History, presented on her work with the ruby slippers. In the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale played by Judy Garland wore the iconic ruby slippers down the yellow brick road.

3 Ring Summary- Treatment Ring – Technical Study -Fabric & Dye, Karanis Egypt

3 Ring Summary- Treatment Ring – Technical Study -Fabric & Dye, Karanis Egypt

Feb 20, 2018

In the Treatment Ring at the annual WCG Three Ring Circus Event, Janelle Batkin-Hall, Mellon Objects Conservation Fellow at the National Museum of African Art, spoke about her research. Batkin-Hall presented a technical study on the fabric and dye characterization of Roman-Period Dolls from Karanis, Egypt. Eighteen dolls were surveyed: sixteen from a site in Karanis Egypt and two purchased between the years 1924 and 1935 (this date range is for the excavations, not the purchase dates).

WCG March Meeting

WCG March Meeting

Feb 15, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Walters Art Museum.
Reception from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Parlor at 5 West Mount Vernon Street
Presentations from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Graham Auditorium at 600 N. Charles Street

Lecture: The Digital Restoration Initiative: Reading the Invisible Library

Lecture: The Digital Restoration Initiative: Reading the Invisible Library

Feb 6, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 1:30 pm – Lecture at the Library of Congress (Madison Building, Pickford Theater on the Third Floor). Speaker: W. Brent Seales, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments, University of Kentucky.

3 Ring Summary: The “New Normal” of Climate Change:  What You Can Do to Prepare

3 Ring Summary: The “New Normal” of Climate Change: What You Can Do to Prepare

Jan 31, 2018

Jessica Unger, the Emergency Programs Coordinator at Foundation of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (FAIC), presented “The “New Normal” of Climate Change: What You Can Do to Prepare.”

3 Ring Summary: Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergencies (PRICE)

3 Ring Summary: Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergencies (PRICE)

Jan 24, 2018

Speaker/Author: Katie Wagner
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Collections Emergency Response Ring

3 Ring Summary: And don’t forget your badge this time! Lessons from the field with FEMA Heritage Emergency National Task Force

3 Ring Summary: And don’t forget your badge this time! Lessons from the field with FEMA Heritage Emergency National Task Force

Jan 24, 2018

Speaker: Nora Lockshin, with Vicky Lee, Elizabeth Milnarik, Jennifer Groman in Q&A.
Authors: Nora Lockshin, Vicky Lee, Beatriz Centeno-Pineiro, Diana Pardue
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Collections Emergency Response Ring

Tour of the Exterior Restoration of the Sidney Yates Building

Tour of the Exterior Restoration of the Sidney Yates Building

Jan 17, 2018

Please join APT DC and Grunley Construction Company for a tour of the exterior restoration of the Sidney Yates Building!

February Meeting: George Washington Masonic National Memorial

February Meeting: George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Jan 16, 2018

The Washington Conservation Guild Presents the Sixth Meeting of the 2017/2018 Season

Thursday, February 1, 2018
at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Join us! Reception and tours from 5:00pm to 6:00pm,
Presentation from 6:00pm to 7:00p

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial and Tours

Tours will take the group through the major exhibitions, collections storage, the library, and to the top of the Memorial for the best view in Northern Virginia.

Lecture: A Mold Outbreak in Tblisi, Georgia

Lecture: A Mold Outbreak in Tblisi, Georgia

Jan 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 1:30 pm

Lecture at the Library of Congress (Madison Building, Pickford Theater on the Third Floor)

A Mold Outbreak in Tbilisi, Georgia: Technical and Interpersonal Challenges. Speaker: Randy Silverman, Head of Preservation, University of Utah, Marriott Library.