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.
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
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.
The Library of Congress Conservation Division is pleased to announce a lecture given by Paul Messier, Head, Lens Media Lab, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University, on “Expressive Dimensions of Photographic Paper” Tuesday, July 12, from 10:30 – 11:30 am, Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Pickford Theater (Third Floor), 101 Independence Ave SE.
Once again the WCG outreach booth and a group of volunteers partnered with the Historical Society of Frederick to offer an appraisers fair open to the general public. The Treasured Heirloom Event is a fundraiser for the Society and is still going strong after 18 years.
Follow the link to a lovely write up in The Frederick News-Post!
The Library of Congress Conservation Division is pleased to announce a lecture given by New York-based Paper Conservator Sarah Bertalan on Foxing and Reverse Foxing: Condition Problems in Modern Paper and the Role of Inorganic Additives on Monday, February 29, from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
This is a special invitation for a behind the scenes tour of the restoration work in the Main Hall at Union Station. Join members of The Gilders’ Studio and the restoration team for an up close and personal look at the final phase of gilding and plaster restoration high above the floor of Main Hall.
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.