Have a heritage event? Have our booth!

Conservator examining a gilt frame in front of a wall decorated with photos of conservation treatments.

WCG Outreach Booth at NOAA’s Heritage Week event, February 2008

The Washington Conservation Guild’s outreach booth is available for heritage events in the DC metro area. We do not do appraisals but we do provide volunteers from our membership to staff the booth and offer advice on the care and handling of personal collections.

We’ve been to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Heritage week, the Treasured Heirloom Event sponsored by the Historical Society of Frederick County, Maryland Day at the St. Clement’s Island Museum, the Big Build (formerly the Festival of the Building Arts) at the National Building Museum, and the bi-centennial celebration at the Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC.

Our booth is 10 feet wide and 8 feet tall, but can be configured to fit in a number of spaces. While we can’t offer consultations on specific items because we don’t always have the right specialists available, our membership is generally knowledgeable, and happy to engage in discussion.

Two months’ notice is preferable, so we can organize volunteers to staff the booth.

For more information please contact WCG’s Outreach Booth Coordinator at  outreach@washingtonconservationguild.org.