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.

Lecture on Photographic Papers at the Library of Congress

Lecture on Photographic Papers at the Library of Congress

Jun 24, 2016

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.

Outreach Booth- Treasured Heirloom Event

Outreach Booth- Treasured Heirloom Event

May 12, 2016

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!

Smithsonian Cultural Sustainability Symposium

Smithsonian Cultural Sustainability Symposium

Apr 18, 2016

The seminar will explore efforts to sustain local artistic practices and cultural identities as the world becomes increasingly globalized.

Lecture on Foxing in Modern Papers at the Library of Congress

Lecture on Foxing in Modern Papers at the Library of Congress

Feb 17, 2016

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

WCG Tour of Union Station

WCG Tour of Union Station

Feb 4, 2016

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.