Call for Papers: WCG 3 Ring!

Call for Papers: WCG 3 Ring!

Oct 17, 2017

The Washington Conservation Guild’s celebrated 3-Ring Circus is approaching on Thursday, January 4, 2018. It will be held at 5:30 at the Ripley Center of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

This year we welcome proposals from our membership for talks on any conservation-related topics.

November Meeting at the Haskell Center

November Meeting at the Haskell Center

Oct 11, 2017

 Thursday, November 2, 2017 

at the Wyatt R. and Susan N. Haskell Center
of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Reception from 5:00pm to 6:00pm | Presentation from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

“Criteria for Selecting an Appropriate Light Source for Conservation Activities”

 Traditionally, conservators prefer northern daylight for illuminating treatment. However, it can be necessary to use supplementary and alternative sources of illumination.

October Meeting at the new Research Center of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

October Meeting at the new Research Center of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sep 22, 2017

 

Thursday, October 5th 2017 at The David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center of The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Reception: 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Brief Presentation and Tour of Facilities: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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.

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!

Minutes from the 2016 Business Meeting

Minutes from the 2016 Business Meeting

May 2, 2017

Here are the minutes from last year’s business meeting. WCG_Annual_Business_meeting-May 2016 The membership will need to vote to approve them during our 2017 business meeting this Thursday, May 4.

WCG May Business Meeting and Raffle

WCG May Business Meeting and Raffle

Apr 18, 2017

The Washington Conservation Guild Presents the Final Meeting of our 50th Anniversary Season Thursday, May 4, 2017 at The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)on the rooftop overlooking DC!

Exclusive Reception from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Exciting Business Meeting and RAFFLE! from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. RSVP to rsvp@washingtonconservationguild.org

April Meeting – Intern Talks

April Meeting – Intern Talks

Mar 24, 2017

Washington Conservation Guild Presents
the Eighth Meeting of our 50th Anniversary Season
Thursday, April 6, 2017at the National Postal Museum

Join us this 50th Anniversary season for the ever popular Intern Talks held in the Discovery Center

Reception: 5:00pm to 6:00pm and Presentations: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Please be prepared to go through security to enter the museum.

March Meeting: “Conservator and Curator in Partnership”

March Meeting: “Conservator and Curator in Partnership”

Feb 14, 2017

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*

WCG February Meeting

WCG February Meeting

Jan 24, 2017

Washington Conservation Guild Presents the Sixth Meeting of our 50th Anniversary Season: “You’ve come a long way baby”

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?