Welcome to the now-defunct Chicago Area Conservation Group blog! This blog has been deactivated because the CACG has a real website now! Please see http://www.chicagoareaconservation.org/ for CACG news, upcoming events, and contact info.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the UChicago meeting and tour! We had a great time hosting you. The next event is right around the corner: our annual holiday party, which is being held this year at The Conservation Center on Thursday, December 11th. All the details are on the attached flyers! Hope to see everyone there.
Our next meeting will be a reception, at and tour of, my workplace, the University of Chicago Library! Come see our futuristic glass dome library (featured as the evil empire’s HQ in the movie “Divergent!”) and basement robots! The meeting will be on November 19th at 6:00 pm.
More information is on the attached flyer, and more information on the Joe & Rika Mansueto Library can be found at: http://mansueto.lib.uchicago.edu/
CACG is celebrating Spring at Northwestern! Our next meeting will be held on April 30th, 6-8 p.m., at Northwestern University Library. We will hear about the projects of two Northwestern staff members: Special Collections Conservation Fellow Alison Holcomb’s research on commercial printing technology in the late 19th and early 20th century, and Project Conservator Stephanie Gowler’s treatment of photo albums from the Siege and Commune of Paris Collection. The attached flier contains further information, including RSVP details.
Hope to see you there!
The CACG meeting next Tuesday, June 18th, is a presentation on preservation of contemporary color photography by Henry Wilhelm of The Wilhelm Imaging Center and The Center for the Image. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. The festivities will be held in the Guild Room at the Chicago History Museum at 1601 North Clark Street.
Space is limited, so please RSVP to Carol Turchan, whose contact information can be found on the attached flier, along with additional information about the program. Hope to see you there!
A reminder: as mentioned in the last post, the next CACG meeting will be a presentation by color photography preservation expert Henry Wilhelm. The talk, which is open to the public as well as CACG, will be presented at the Chicago History Museum on Tuesday 6/18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hope to see you all there!
CACG’s May 23rd meeting will feature presentations from three recent graduates of conservation programs. The meeting will be hosted by the Newberry Library, and topics will include survey and treatment of a collection of Civil War photographs, silica nano-particle “Liquid Glass” coatings for outdoor marble sculptures and monuments, and László
Moholy-Nagy’s body of work and practices during the New Bauhaus in Chicago 1937-1946. Please see the attached flyer for details, and we hope to see you at the Newberry on May 23rd!
The flyer also contains information about CACG’s June 18th meeting at the Chicago History Museum, which will feature a presentation by Henry Wilhelm on caring for color photographs.
CACG’s April meeting will be a printing process identification workshop taught by Senior Research Microscopist Joseph Barabe of McCrone Associates. The workshop is co-sponsored by SMSI and will be held at Hooke College of Applied Sciences on April 27th, 2013. Details are on the attached flyer. This workshop is a really fantastic opportunity to learn or brush up on print identification! Enrollment is limited, so be sure to RSVP soon.
The CACG will be attending a public talk on the Mary Todd Lincoln portrait forgery, held on November 4th at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. You can open the link for the invitation, driving directions and information on dinner plans (hint: it will involve an Indian buffet).
Note: the venue has changed since the original announcement of this event, so please note that the event is to be held in the Martin Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.
Dominican University is also accessible by public transit. Take the Green Line towards Harlem, and get off at Harlem and Lake. The University is about a mile north of the station, so you can walk from there or get the 90 bus.
Please RSVP (by email: amber.s @ theconservationcenter . com) to this event by October 30th.
The Chicago chapter of the ECPN will be meeting for pre-talk coffee, so stay tuned for details!
This isn’t official CACG business, but the Chicago chapter of the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network will be having an informal get-together tomorrow, August 2nd, at the Beauty Bar in Chicago (1444 W Chicago Ave, near the Chicago Blue Line stop) at 6 p.m.. We will be drinking martinis and getting manicures! If you’re a Chicago area Emerging Conservator or you just want to hang out with us, please join us. You can contact Melina Avery at melinaavery @ gmail . com for more information.