The Library of Congress International Symposium

The Library of Congress International Symposium

Nov 28, 2016

Cultural Heritage and Data: The Role of Research Infrastructures

Monday, December 5, 9:00-5:00 EST, at the Library of Congress
Tuesday, December 6, 9:00-4:00 EST, at the Smithsonian Institution

Upcoming NPI Seminars: Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists and More

Upcoming NPI Seminars: Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists and More

Nov 22, 2016

December—Washington, DC Registration deadline: Friday, November 18
Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists
Washington, DC—December 5-6, 2016

Hide Tanning Workshop, December 10-11

Hide Tanning Workshop, December 10-11

Oct 25, 2016

Do you preserve leather in your conservation practice? Have you wondered about what it really takes to turn animal skins into usable leather for garments, tools, or book covering? Gain hands-on, practical experience and insight into leather production at the Brain Tanning Buckskin – Natural Leather Making workshop hosted by Ancestral Knowledge. 

Workshop on Cemetery Conservation

Workshop on Cemetery Conservation

Aug 10, 2016

Historic Congressional Cemetery, partnering with the D.C. Metro Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, will be hosting Operation Conservation with Jonathan Appell, a workshop to provide educational outreach for those in our area who are interested in cemetery conservation.  The workshop, open to a limited number of attendees, will  provide hands-on experience

Exhibition Lighting Workshop – REGISTER NOW!

Exhibition Lighting Workshop – REGISTER NOW!

Aug 8, 2016

Illumination of Museum Collections: Optimization of the Visual Experience
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
November 10, 2016
$139 AIC members; $199 non-AIC members

Registration Open! SI/MCI Seminar on the Mechanics of Cultural Heritage Materials

Registration Open! SI/MCI Seminar on the Mechanics of Cultural Heritage Materials

Jun 1, 2016

The Museum Conservation Institute in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK) is pleased to announce The Mechanics of Art Materials and its Future in Heritage Science: A Seminar and Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution on October 24-25, 2016. This program will bring experts in mechanics research from across the globe to discuss current and future trends in the study and preservation of cultural heritage.

Respiratory Protection Lecture and Fit-Testing Session

Respiratory Protection Lecture and Fit-Testing Session

Jan 20, 2016

On Monday, March 7, 2016, at 3 pm join us for Lecture and fit test by Amber Carlberg, CIH, CS­P; National Institute of Standards and Technology. Presented by the Washington Conservation Guild, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Potomac Section, and the Health and Safety Committee of the American Institute for Conservation.

VAM Student Research Session Applications due January 15

VAM Student Research Session Applications due January 15

Jan 12, 2016

Virginia Association of Museum’s Annual Conference will be held in Williamsburg from March 12 – 15, 2016. VAM has added a student research session to the conference!

Call for Paper Proposals, Focus on the Future: Student Research in the Museum Field

Call for Paper Proposals, Focus on the Future: Student Research in the Museum Field

Dec 1, 2015
Call for Student ProposalsFocus on the Future: Student Research in the Museum Field

Students hold the key to the future of our professional community. Representing a diverse array of academic fields, students are engaged in the classroom and as museum interns, doing research, producing exhibitions, developing education programs, recording oral histories, and creating web content, and more.

7th National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice

7th National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice

Dec 1, 2015

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act. The law responded admirably to the many challenges facing our nation’s historic patrimony 50 years ago. As our nation celebrates the law’s half-century mark, the question arises – what will the next half-century hold for historic preservation policy and professional practice in the United States?