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Washington Conservation Guild

From: Justine Posluszny Bello <justine<-a>
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Washington Conservation Guild meeting

"Outsmarting Light: SmartGlass Technology in Exhibitions:
National Postal Museum
Smithsonian Institution
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
Thursday November 6, 2014

Linda Edquist, Conservator and Head of the Preservation Office at
the National Postal Museum will present a talk about how she
prepared some of the most sensitive objects the museum has ever
exhibited: letters and covers that were the vehicles for the 2001
anthrax attacks.  These objects are part of the new 2014 exhibition,
"Behind the Badge: The U.S. Postal Inspection Service".  The
galleries are using SmartGlass technology for the first time to
display these objects.  Dr. Seth Van Vorhees of VariGuard will
discuss the technology of SmartGlass and its applications.

VariGuard is generously sponsoring the reception.  Visit their
website for more information at


They will also demonstrate their products at the event.

5-6 pm Reception Sponsored by VariGuard
6-7 pm Speakers and Gallery Tour

The reception and meeting will be in the Discovery Center on the
lower level of the museum.  The main entrance to the Historic Lobby
will be open until 5:30, after which time attendees will need to
come to the Staff Entrance on 1st St. to be escorted to the

This event is free to WCG members, $5 for guests and non-members.
Non-members may join or renew by credit card at this meeting.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:20
                Distributed: Saturday, October 18, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-20-006
Received on Thursday, 16 October, 2014

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