Ice and Fire: Adventures in On-site Conservation – Oct. 28th, 5:30pm

28 Oct

Please join us on Friday, 28 October at 5:30 PM for our next event hosted by the Fireman’s Hall Museum (147 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia) The event includes time to visit the museum and a talk by Josiah Wagener, conservator for B.R. Howard & Associates (Carlisle, PA), “Ice and Fire: Adventures in On-Site Conservation.” The event is FREE for PACA members, $8 for non-members, $5 for student non-members.

Josiah Wagener graduated from Buffalo State’s Art Conservation Program, and has worked at Colonial Williamsburg and the Shelburne Museum. Notably, Mr. Wagener has been a Conservator for the Antarctic Heritage Trust, where he spent five months treating artifacts at Scott’s Hut (Cape Evans, Antarctica), the base for scientific inquiry erected on Antarctica as part of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913. More recently, he was Conservator for the Skagafjordur Church and Settlement Survey in Iceland, an archaeological survey of a Viking settlement. Mr. Wagener will share highlights from both of these far-flung conservation adventures and his experiences working in such remote locations. Soft beverages and snacks will be provided.

5:30 – Self-guided tour and concurrent reception
6:30 – Talk

Our members are invited to continue networking at National Mechanics (22 S 3rd Street, Philadelphia); a drink ticket will be provided for attendees.

RSVP now by emailing with YES FIREMAN in the subject line. See you there!

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