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!

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.