Conservation Fellows Seek Housemate

Conservation Fellows Seek Housemate

Apr 5, 2017

Two conservation fellows are currently seeking a new roommate for early June until 31 August 2017, with a possibility to join the lease and stay through 31 August 2018.

Obituary for Elisabeth FitzHugh

Obituary for Elisabeth FitzHugh

Jan 27, 2017

On January 13, 2017, Elisabeth West FitzHugh died at the age of 90 in Mitchellville MD. Elisabeth lived in the DC region since 1956. She was born on July 30, 1926 in Beirut, Lebanon. She gained her B.A. in Chemistry Vassar College in June 1947 and her M.S. in Archaeology of Western Asia at the University of London Institute of Archaeology, June 1954.

Studio Open House: November 30th

Studio Open House: November 30th

Nov 28, 2016

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

Past WCG Board Member Writes Book on the Early History of Paper Conservation

Past WCG Board Member Writes Book on the Early History of Paper Conservation

Nov 9, 2016

Christine Smith’s “Yours Respectfully, William Berwick: Paper Conservation in the United States  and Western Europe, 1800 to 1935″ was just published. This history of 19th- and early 20th-century paper-conservation practices in the United States and Western Europe

Memorial Gathering: Kathy Ludwig

Memorial Gathering: Kathy Ludwig

Jun 8, 2015

Please join the National Archives staff as they celebrate and remember Kathy on June 19, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:00
Lecture Rooms D and E at Archives II, see below for more details

It is with profound sadness that we tell you of Kathy Ludwig’s passing on Saturday, May 16, 2015 after a long struggle with cancer.

Catherine Dewey is on the Mall!

Catherine Dewey is on the Mall!

Apr 22, 2015

The following press release is from the National Park Service:

Catherine Dewey Tapped to Lead
Resource Management at the National Mall

Washington – National Mall and Memorial Parks today named Catherine Dewey as the new Chief, Division of Resource Management, effective immediately. She has served in an acting position in that role since August, 2014.

“Catherine brings a wealth of cultural resource management and historic architecture program management to the park,” stated Sean Kennealy, Acting Deputy Superintendent at National Mall & Memorial Parks.

Hugh Shockey is on the Move!

Hugh Shockey is on the Move!

Apr 21, 2015

Past President of the Washington Conservation Guild and Objects Conservator for the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Hugh Shockey will be joining the staff of the St. Louis Art Museum as the head of conservation, effective August 10.

See the link below for the full press release and congratulations, Hugh!

press release St. Louis Art Museum

 

Alan W. Postlethwaite  October 9, 1924 – August 7, 2014

Alan W. Postlethwaite October 9, 1924 – August 7, 2014

Aug 28, 2014

“Other duties as required” is the phrase in the Smithsonian’s job descriptions dreaded by most employees, but for Alan Postlethwaite, with a science background from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sheffield University in England, problems were meant to be solved and resolved whenever possible. Alan cheerfully took on tasks that no one else could or would deal with.

Roland H. Cunningham,  Senior Paintings Conservator, retired,  Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Roland H. Cunningham, Senior Paintings Conservator, retired, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Aug 28, 2014

It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of Ron Cunningham, retired senior paintings conservator at the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI), on August 16, 2014. Ron came to the Smithsonian’s Conservation Analytical Laboratory (now called MCI) in 1982 from the Hartford Athenaeum, where he was already an established presence in the paintings conservation community.

Welcome Baby Auggie!

Welcome Baby Auggie!

Aug 20, 2014

Julie Heath and her husband Krishna Moody welcomed a son,
Auguste Brooks Moody on August 8th.

Congratulations, and Welcome Auggie!