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 8, 2016: Shake Shack, Union Station

Annual Meet-and-Greet

October 6, 2016: Artex, Landover, MD

Speaker: Jen Simons on Mountmaking

November 3, 2016: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Speaker: Eric Gordon et al. on Paintings

December 1, 2016: The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Holiday Party

January 5, 2017: S. Dillon Ripley Center

3-Ring Circus (three concurrent sessions)

February 2, 2017: Folger Shakespeare Library

“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! WCG at 50″

March 2, 2017: (tenative location) National Museum of American History

Topic TBA

April 6, 2017: Postal Museum

Intern talks

May 4, 2017: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Annual meeting