November Meeting Summary: The Face that Launched Ten Thousand Conservation Hours

November Meeting Summary: The Face that Launched Ten Thousand Conservation Hours

Jan 6, 2017

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.

Three Ring News Flash

Three Ring News Flash

Dec 29, 2016

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
January Meeting: The Annual 3-Ring Circus

January Meeting: The Annual 3-Ring Circus

Dec 9, 2016

We continue our 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION by honoring three individuals who were influential in the Guild’s formation: Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, Rutherford J. Gettens and Robert M. Organ.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Holiday Party and 50th Anniversary Bash!

Holiday Party and 50th Anniversary Bash!

Nov 16, 2016

We continue our 50th Anniversary Celebration with a party from 5:00pm to 7:30pm Thursday, December 1, 2016 at The Hill Center with The Gunston Manor Band!

Presentations from “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collections Care”

Presentations from “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collections Care”

Nov 14, 2016

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

Italian Research and Practice in the Conservation, Protection, and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Nov 3, 2016

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.

November 3rd: Meeting at The Walters

November 3rd: Meeting at The Walters

Nov 2, 2016

The Washington Conservation Guild presents the THIRD Meeting of the 2016/2017 Season

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”

Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collections Care

Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collections Care

Nov 1, 2016

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

Call for Papers for WCG January Meeting–Deadline extended to November 30!

Call for Papers for WCG January Meeting–Deadline extended to November 30!

Oct 31, 2016

The Washington Conservation Guild’s 50th Anniversary Season is in progress, and the 3-Ring Circus is approaching quickly. It will be held on Thursday January 5 at 5:30 at the Ripley Center of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. This year, we are requesting proposals for talks from our membership. In celebration of our 50th year, we are naming our three rings after our three founders: Gettens, Organ and Ripley.

WCG 4th Annual Intern and Fellow Portfolio Day

WCG 4th Annual Intern and Fellow Portfolio Day

Oct 19, 2016

Thursday October 27, 2016
5:00- 6:30 p.m.