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Washington Conservation Guild

From: Kristen Loudermilk <kristen.loudermilk<-at->
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Washington Conservation Guild presents the first meeting of the
2013/2014 season. Please join us

"A Building Reborn: The Restoration of the National Academy of
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
Thursday, October 3, 2013
5pm - 7:30pm

A Special Event Co-Hosted by the National Academy of Sciences Office
of Cultural Programs in conjunction with the Association for
Preservation Technology - Washington, DC Chapter and the Foundation
of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic

Washington Conservation Guild has joined APT-DC in support of an
evening of lectures taking place at the National Academy of Sciences
1924 flagship building on Constitution Ave. Designed by the renowned
architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, the building features a wide
array of Art Deco elements and finishes including world-class
decorative painting, gilding, marquetry, and bronze work.

Beginning in 2010, the building underwent a complex and
multi-faceted efforts to conserve, restore, and rehabilitate its
spaces and finishes. The two-year project enlisted a wide range of
professionals associated with the conservation and preservation
fields. The idea for hearing colleagues speak about their work in
the very building where the work took place was first proposed
mid-way through the project.  Events such as this require the
recommendation of a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
and the cooperation of an NAS office. After more than a year of
preparation and with the support of the Office of Cultural Programs,
we are now able to provide you this unique opportunity to hear about
the work and to tour the building.

Speakers for the evening are Maria Bonet of M. M. Bonet Conservation
who will speak about her work with the FC Vogt Company (Richmond,
VA) for the conservation of architectural woodwork and marquetry;
Michael Kramer, President of the Gilder's Studio (Olney, MD) who
will speak about the conservation of gilded finishes; Jacquelyn
(Lindy) Gulick, Conservator at Conservation Solutions, Inc.
(Washington, DC), who will speak about the restoration of exterior
bronze elements, and David Olin, Chief of Conservation at Olin
Conservation, Inc. (Great Falls, VA) who will speak about the
conservation treatment of two murals by Albert Herter, Prometheus
and Lincoln and the Academy Founders.

Please visit:


for more information and to register for this special event. Note
that registration is limited for this event.

Kristen J. Loudermilk
WCG Membership Secretary

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