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.
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
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
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.
The following press release is from the National Park Service:
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.
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!
“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
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.