3-Ring Circus summary: “Don’t Say that! Say this! Media Prep for the Ruby Slipper Kickstarter”

3-Ring Circus summary: “Don’t Say that! Say this! Media Prep for the Ruby Slipper Kickstarter”

Feb 21, 2018

In the Collaborating and Connecting Ring, Dawn Wallace, Objects Conservator, National Museum of American History, presented on her work with the ruby slippers. In the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale played by Judy Garland wore the iconic ruby slippers down the yellow brick road.

3 Ring Summary: The “New Normal” of Climate Change:  What You Can Do to Prepare

3 Ring Summary: The “New Normal” of Climate Change: What You Can Do to Prepare

Jan 31, 2018

Jessica Unger, the Emergency Programs Coordinator at Foundation of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (FAIC), presented “The “New Normal” of Climate Change: What You Can Do to Prepare.”

3 Ring Summary: Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergencies (PRICE)

3 Ring Summary: Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergencies (PRICE)

Jan 24, 2018

Speaker/Author: Katie Wagner
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Collections Emergency Response Ring

3 Ring Summary: And don’t forget your badge this time! Lessons from the field with FEMA Heritage Emergency National Task Force

3 Ring Summary: And don’t forget your badge this time! Lessons from the field with FEMA Heritage Emergency National Task Force

Jan 24, 2018

Speaker: Nora Lockshin, with Vicky Lee, Elizabeth Milnarik, Jennifer Groman in Q&A.
Authors: Nora Lockshin, Vicky Lee, Beatriz Centeno-Pineiro, Diana Pardue
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Collections Emergency Response Ring

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.

Dec 8, 2016

WCG, AIHA Potomac Section, and the Smithsonian co-host collaborative Professional Development Seminar “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collection Care”.

January Meeting Summary—Christina St. Germain Painted Finishes in the US Capitol

January Meeting Summary—Christina St. Germain Painted Finishes in the US Capitol

May 12, 2016

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.

February Meeting Summary—Star Wars versus Star Trek

February Meeting Summary—Star Wars versus Star Trek

Mar 16, 2016

For its February meeting, WCG hosted a debate: Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Which pop-culture franchise is the most worthy of preservation? Speakers included Ariel O’Connor, National Air and Space Museum Conservator; Beth Richwine, National Museum of American History Senior Objects Conservator; Mary Coughlin, George Washington University Assistant Professor and Director of the Distance Education Program; and Curtis Bateman, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Museum Curator.

December Meeting Summary—“Culture in Crisis” by Corine Wegner

December Meeting Summary—“Culture in Crisis” by Corine Wegner

Jan 14, 2016

The Washington Conservation Guild December Meeting and Holiday Party was held at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital in SE Washington, DC. The speaker for the evening was Corine Wegner, the Smithsonian Institution’s Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer.

October Meeting Summary—Conservation of Plaster Casts by Diane Fullick

October Meeting Summary—Conservation of Plaster Casts by Diane Fullick

Jan 4, 2016

In her talk, titled Finding Their Place: The History and Conservation of Plaster, Diane Fullick, an objects conservator in private practice, presented on her on-going conservation treatment of plaster casts at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).