Workshops & Conferences
With more frequent severe weather and civil discontentment, the risk to cultural heritage sites is at an all time high. Having a strategy and tools in place simplifies the response to collection emergencies and ensures an institution will recover swiftly to return to its mission.
Date and Time: May 19th , 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Congressional Cemetery, collaborating with the D.C. Metro Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, will be hosting Operation Conservation, a workshop to provide educational outreach for those in our area who are interested in cemetery conservation.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!