Washington Conservation Guild - 3 Ring Circus

Thursday, 9 January, 2014
Washington DC

The Washington Conservation Guild, in partnership with the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, presents the fourth meeting of the 2013/2014 season.

Please join us Thursday, January 9, 2014 for our annual '3-Ring Circus' with three concurrent sessions, preceded by a reception and exhibitors' showcase.

Ring 1 - Conservation in Far Flung Places
Paul Jett
Emeritus Head and Research Associate, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, Freer and Sackler Galleries
"Assessing Collections Care at Provincial Museums in Cambodia"

Kelly McHugh
Objects Conservator, National Museum of American Indian
"Conservation Exchanges with indigenous communities in the Americas"

Kim Cullen Cobb
Research Associate, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, Museum Support Center
"'Teaching in Iraq': New time is not a problem"

Ring 2 - Analytical
Kristi Davenport
Contract Conservator at the NIH/NLM
Laura McNulty
Willman Spawn Conservation Intern at the American Philosophical Society
"Materials and enclosure testing prior to rehousing a Nobel Laureate's research"

Mehdi Moini
Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution
"Mechanism of Aging in Museums' Proteinaceous Specimen"

Eric Breitung
E-Squared Art Conservation Science, Conservation Scientist, Washington, DC in collaboration with the Materials Science and Engineering Department of University of Maryland, College Park
"Novel, long lasting anti-corrosion coatings for silver objects"

Ring 3 - Contemporary
Agathe Riquier
Conservator in Contemporary Art - Sculpture and Modern materials, Fellow, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution
"Concepts and Mechanisms of degradation of the Hans Haacks Condensation Cube. Study of the first edition displayed at the National Gallery of Canada"

Jennifer Hickey
William R. Leisher Fellow, National Gallery of Art
"Presenting Pollock: sharing conservation philosophies and methodologies with a broader audience"

Connie Stromberg
Owner, Stromberg Conservation, LLC Conservation of sculpture, decorative arts and historic objects
"It was a Sticky Situation: Cleaning the privately held edition #12/75 of the polyurethane resin relief Chrysler Airflow' by Claes Oldenburg"

Reception with exhibitors: 5:30 pm
Presentations begin: 6:30 pm

The following exhibitors will be present during the reception:
Gaylord Larson-Juhl/Conservation by Design
Tiffin Metal Products
Tru Vue
University Products

The meeting will be held at the:
The S. Dillon Ripley Center
Smithsonian Institution
1100 Jefferson Drive SW
Washington, D.C.

The closest Metro stop is Smithsonian (Mall exit) on the Orange and Blue lines. Limited street parking is available. Enter the copper domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive (on the south side of the Mall) between the "Castle" and the Freer Gallery of Art. Take the elevator or stairs down to the third level to find the reception and meeting rooms.

This event is free to WCG members for guests and non-members.