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.
Exploring the Conservation of Folk Art
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Shelburne Museum Objects Conservator, Nancie Ravenel, will present a lecture investigating the conservation of American folk art. How is folk art conservation similar and different from other conservation efforts, if at all?
Location: MacMillan Education Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F St.
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
It is the time of year when I assess what I have accomplished so far and how much more I would like to do. One of the better things I have done has been to join the Washington Conservation Guild and become active in the local community. We are a dedicated group of people who work in conservation and related fields.
This public lecture by Daria Keynan is being given in conjunction with the workshop “Cleaning and Conductivity: New Methods for Treating Paintings, Works on Paper and Textiles” at the Lunder Conservation Center. The workshop is full, but more information can be found by going to the AIC Courses website.
This Wednesday, November 30th Caring for Textiles invites you to a Studio Open House
please join them between 1-8pm, to see local friends and their current projects!
3924 Ingomar St. NW, Washington DC 20015
the closest Metro is Friendship Heights, on the Red Line
ample street parking is available
RSVP’s are appreciated: 202-362-1941