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Subject: Washington Conservation Guild

Washington Conservation Guild

From: Davida Kovner <williamlewin>
Date: Friday, October 6, 2006
Washington Conservation Guild second meeting of the 2006/2007 season
Please join us Thursday, November 2, 2006 at the US Capitol, Room

"Conservation on the Hill 2004-2006"
Two Talks on the Treatment and Analytical Findings for
Eight Frames in the Rotunda by William Lewin and Davida Kovner
Sixteen Benches from the House Chambers by Bruce Schuettinger

Lewin and Kovner will discuss their onsite treatment of the frames
on the monumental paintings in the Rotunda. Their analytical
findings identify the original gilding pattern and one of the
original gilders. Bruce Scheuttinger will present an overview of the
historical research, analysis, and treatments of 16 cast iron and
wood upholstered benches originally from the House Chamber, 1859.
His research has identified the principals involved in the design,
fabrication, decoration, and installation of the benches as well as
identifying an American interpretation of French designed
"Florentine bronze".

    5-5:45pm        Reception
                    sponsored by Peter Sepp,
                    Sepp Leaf Products, New York

    5:45-6:30pm     Talks

    6:30-7pm        Tour of the Rotunda and viewing of frames and

Due to security at the Capitol you *must register* by emailing the
Guild wcg [at] washingtonconservationguild__org, with your legal name by
Oct. 31, 2006. Bring photo identification with you to enter the

Enter the Capitol by the Independence Ave. door, the Capitol police
will direct you to the Room HC-5. Check the US Capitol website for
prohibited materials.

The event is free
The closest metro: Capitol South/ Orange and Blue line

For more information about WCG or this meeting, please see

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