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Subject: Washington Conservation Guild

Washington Conservation Guild

From: Kristen Loudermilk <kristen.loudermilk<-a>
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
WCG presents the March meeting of the 2013/2014 season


"William H. Gross Stamp Gallery: Preview of the New Vertical Open
    Storage and Display"
National Postal Museum,
Smithsonian Institution
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington DC 20002
Thursday, March 6, 2014
5-6 pm Reception Sponsored by Goppion
6-7 pm Speaker and Gallery Tour

Can a museum create an exhibit case for extended display of fragile
2-D artifacts? In the new W. H. Gross Stamp Gallery in the former
site of the Capital City Brewery, the Postal Museum staff worked to
find a method for the display of some of the collection's great
rarities--safely, securely and in a manner that both stamp
collectors and non-collectors would fine interesting and


Linda Edquist, Conservator and Head of the Preservation Office at
the Postal Museum will present a brief talk about the overview of
the 5+ year process and then attendees will have the opportunity to
tour the 7 new galleries--including the 350 new pullout frames.
Goppion will also make a brief presentation.  NPM staff and Goppion
representatives will be available to answer questions.

Enter at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and 1st St. NE into the
Historic Lobby and then into the Gross Gallery on the left side of
the lobby entrance.  There is a security checkpoint there.  The
meeting will be on the upper level in the Byrne Education Loft on
the mezzanine level of the gallery.  The stairs and elevator are
across from the Information Desk.  The reception will take place on
the overlook area.  The talk will be in the EdLab Innovation Center
at the back of the upper area.

Goppion is generously sponsoring the reception.  Visit their website
for more information on their display cases and other products at


Public Transportation: Union Station

There are parking garages and metered street parking nearby. This
event is free to WCG members, $5 for guests and non-members.

Kristen J. Loudermilk
WCG Membership Secretary

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