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*
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.
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
As part of the WCG 50th anniversary celebrations, the Washington Conservation Guild, Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health & Environmental Management presented a Professional Development Seminar, “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collection Care” on Tuesday, November 8, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Italian Research and Practice in the Conservation, Protection, and Preservation of Cultural Heritage
The Italian Cultural Institute presents a series of lectures, which will take place on November 10 at 7 pm at the Italian Embassy. More information regarding the lecture and RSVP’ing can be found here.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at The Walters Art Museum
We continue our 50th Anniversary Celebration with a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 and the following talk and tour from 6:00 to 7:00
“The Face that Launched Ten Thousand Conservation Hours: Investigation & Treatment of the Walters ‘Helen of Troy’ Spalliere Panel Series”
As part of the WCG 50th anniversary celebrations, the Washington Conservation Guild, Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health & Environmental Management Present a Professional Development Seminar, “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collection Care.” Here is the schedule of speakers.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
9am – 5pm, (5-7 pm: Stay to enjoy the Galleries + Social Time in the Courtyard!)
Cost is $60 including lunch
Smithsonian American Art Museum: McEvoy Auditorium