Lecture at the Lunder Conservation Center

Lecture at the Lunder Conservation Center

Dec 29, 2016

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.

Public Lecture at SAAM

Public Lecture at SAAM

Nov 28, 2016

Lecture on December 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the MacMillan Education Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

https://www.facebook.com/events/227775290992091/

This public lecture by Daria Keynan is being given in conjunction with the workshop “Cleaning and Conductivity: New Methods for Treating Paintings, Works on Paper and Textiles” at the Lunder Conservation Center. The workshop is full, but more information can be found by going to the AIC Courses website.

Studio Open House: November 30th

Studio Open House: November 30th

Nov 28, 2016

This Wednesday, November 30th Caring for Textiles invites you to a Studio Open House

please join them between 1-8pm, to see local friends and their current projects!
3924 Ingomar St. NW, Washington DC 20015
the closest Metro is Friendship Heights, on the Red Line
ample street parking is available

RSVP’s are appreciated: 202-362-1941

Special Tour of Glenstone for WCG Members!

Special Tour of Glenstone for WCG Members!

Oct 7, 2016

As part of our 50th year anniversary celebration, the Washington Conservation Guild has been given the exciting opportunity to visit Glenstone in Potomac, Maryland on Saturday October 22 at 2:00 for an exclusive guided tour with our fellow member, Steven O’Banion, Glenstone’s Director of Conservation. We are happy to offer this tour to our current members (so please join or renew your membership if you haven’t already). 

Lecture at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lecture at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sep 19, 2016

“Conservation of Our Collection: Claggett Wilson”

Thursday, September 28, 2016, 4:00 pm

MacMillan Education Center

Join paper conservator Catherine Maynor as she discusses artist and D.C.-native, Claggett Wilson; she will focus on his watercolors both as works of art and as documents of wartime trauma.

For more information, see the SAAM calendar
http://s.si.edu/2cWgyWI

Preservation Day at the US Capitol

Preservation Day at the US Capitol

Sep 14, 2016

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is pleased to make you aware of an event at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in Washington, D.C., on Friday, September 23. The “Preservation Day” event for the general public, which will take place from 10 a.m.

Lecture: “Silicone solvents, emulsions and more – oh my”

Lecture: “Silicone solvents, emulsions and more – oh my”

Sep 13, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 4:00 pm

Smithsonian American Art Museum
McMillan Education Center 

This presentation by Chris Stavroudis will introduce the various uses of silicone solvents to conservators in both theory and practice and will review the formation and uses of emulsions, both conventional and micro- emulsions.

Accepting Abstracts for the Fall Professional Development Seminar

Accepting Abstracts for the Fall Professional Development Seminar

Aug 26, 2016

A collaborative professional seminar focused on controlling health and safety risks from preparing, treating, managing, and exhibiting artistic, historic and natural science collections will be offered by the Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Washington Conservation Guild and the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management.

Lecture on Daguerreotypes at the Library of Congress

Lecture on Daguerreotypes at the Library of Congress

Aug 26, 2016

The Library of Congress Conservation Division is pleased to announce a lecture given by Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, on “Conservation Science and the Daguerreotype: Preserving Our Earliest Photographic Treasures” Thursday, September 1, from 10:00 – 11:00 am, Library of Congress

Lecture by Dragan Espenschied, Rhizome’s Digital Conservator- SAAM

Lecture by Dragan Espenschied, Rhizome’s Digital Conservator- SAAM

Jun 24, 2016

Join us on July 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the MacMillan Education Center
at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
to hear Dragan Espenschied, Rhizome’s Digital Conservator, speak about his work.

The preservation and re-staging of artworks created for computers and networked computers has proven challenging for collection caretakers. “Software” seems to be abundant and fluid outside of memory institutions, upon entering it appears scarce and incredibly complicated.