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*
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.
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.
What was conservation in DC like in 1967 and what will the next 50 years hold for our organization and the conservation field? How has WCG evolved to serve our members? What do our presidents remember about the decades?
In November, the WCG held their meeting at the Walters Art Museum where the Walter’s Painting Conservation Staff –Eric Gordon, Head of the Department, Karen French, Senior Conservator, and Pamela Betts, Associate Conservator –presented their on-going treatment of three Italian wall panels or spalliere.
Exploring the Conservation of Folk Art
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Shelburne Museum Objects Conservator, Nancie Ravenel, will present a lecture investigating the conservation of American folk art. How is folk art conservation similar and different from other conservation efforts, if at all?
Location: MacMillan Education Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F St.
Art Preservation Services will be introducing a unique work light designed specifically for the conservation field at the annual Three-Ring reception.
The Connolux Conservation Task Lamp provides
- Optimum color rendering properties
- Extremely high light ouput
- Multiple options for light distribution
- Energy efficient design with a low heat ouput
- Lightweight and compact design
It is the time of year when I assess what I have accomplished so far and how much more I would like to do. One of the better things I have done has been to join the Washington Conservation Guild and become active in the local community. We are a dedicated group of people who work in conservation and related fields.