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
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.
Please join us at ARTEX Fine Art Services in Landover, MD
on Thursday, October 6, 2016
for a talk and tours of ARTEX Facilities and Conservation Lab:
Mountmaking for Conservation with Consideration for Long-Term Display and Storage
The Library of Congress Preservation Research and Testing Division is pleased to announce a lecture given by Verena Lepper (Curator for Egyptian and Oriental Papyri, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin) and Heinz-Eberhard Mahnke (Honorary Professor, Physics Department, Freie Universität Berlin), on “Virtual reading of papyri within the Elephantine Project” Monday, September 12, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Please join us Thursday, September 8, 2016. We have many exciting events planned for the year ahead and are kicking it off with an evening at SHAKE SHACK! The celebration will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Union Station Shake Shack.
The legendary Polynesian voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia are sailing across Earth’s oceans to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world. Using traditional wayfinding navigation, the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage has been hailed as an international model for cultural revitalization and education.
Christina St. Germain gave the first talk in ring 3, which was entitled: An Investigation into the Historic Painted Finishes of the Senate Reception Room (S-213), U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC: The Ceiling, Enframements, and North Lunette.
On Thursday January 7, 2016, Lisa Young, Objects Conservator at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum (NASM), presented a talk entitled #Rebootthesuit! — A Perspective on the first Smithsonian Kickstarter campaign to conserve Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit during Ring #1 – Conservators in Social Media of the WCG Three Ring Circus.
Neither rain nor unseasonably cold weather will stop us. The WCG Membership Meeting and Raffle will take place as scheduled in the auditorium of the IBEW Building. The rain and the cold may send us indoors, but it will not dampen our spirits. Come! Renew your membership before the rate goes up! Vote! Purchase raffle tickets and win some prizes!