The Washington Conservation Guild holds meetings from October through May each year, usually on the first Thursday of the month from approximately 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Most meetings are held at metro-accessible cultural institutions in the D.C. area. Meetings usually consist of a social hour (with hors d’oeuvres and drinks) followed by an illustrated lecture or tour of interest to conservation professionals. Meetings are free of charge to members, $5 for non-members (when charging is permitted by the venue). Members and non-members partaking of the hors d’oeuvres and drinks are asked to put a donation in the jar.


September 14, 2017: Shake Shack, Union Station

Annual Meet-and-Greet

October 5, 2017: The David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Speakers: Jane Klinger and Michael Zisk on design of the USHMM off-site facility

November 2, 2017: Folger Shakespeare Library

Speaker: Steven Weintraub on lighting for conservators

December 7, 2017: Folger Shakespeare Library

Speaker: Holiday Party, with Mr. David Rubenstein speaking on preservation of cultural heritage through philanthropy

January 4, 2018: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution

3-Ring Circus (three concurrent sessions)

February 1, 2018: George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Speaker: Topic TBD

March 1, 2018: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Speaker: Topic TBD

April 5, 2018: Smithsonian American Art Museum, MacMillan Center

Speaker: Intern Talks

May 3, 2018: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Rooftop

Annual Business Meeting