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Nov. 18: Winterthur Conservation Labs and Treasures on Trial Tour

18 Nov

PACA members met at the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library on Saturday, November 18, for a tour of the conservation and analytical labs with the current WUDPAC graduate students. Our visitors’ badges also gave us access to the Museum Gallery exhibits, including Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes. We ended the […]

Laurel Hill Cemetery Tour October 8, 2 p.m.

8 Oct

Get in the Halloween spirit with PACA! On Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m. we will be hosting a guided tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark on 78 scenic acres overlooking the Schuylkill River. Our guide will explain the cemetery’s history and architecture, and will give us insight into today’s preservation efforts […]

Longwood Gardens Fountain Garden Tour – September 14

14 Sep

Details coming soon! This event is sponsored jointly by the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and PACA.

PACA General Meeting with AFR Show & Tell – May 15 at 6 p.m.

15 May

Please join us for this year’s PACA General Meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. at Paley Library on the Temple University campus. We’ll be electing a new Member Representative and Co-Chair for the PACA Board, as well as planning for next year’s events. Your input is vital, so make your voice heard! Refreshments will […]

Student, Intern, and Fellow Talks – March 24th

24 Mar

Come out on Friday, March 24th to the Kislak Center at the University of Pennsylvania to hear our emerging and future conservators share their experiences, research and expertise! You’ll also enjoy a tour of the new library conservation lab! 5:00-5:15–Gather at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Enter the library from the south side, […]

Movie Night! – February 7th from 6-8:00pm

7 Feb

Alliance for Response (AFR) and PACA are teaming up for an event! Join us for a round of lightning talks and stories about emergency response and disaster preparedness from a variety of speakers. This event will conclude with the movie “Florence: Days of Destruction.” Popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided. This event will take […]

Holiday Party and Membership Drive – Dec. 6th!

6 Dec

Please join us on Tuesday, December 6th at 6pm for our next event hosted  by Atelier (3060 W. Jefferson St. Philadelphia). The event includes a brief tour of Atelier’s nearby storage facility, crate shop, and the on-site conservation studios of Corine Norman McHugh, Lili Von Baeyer, Adam Jenkins, Alisa Vignalo, and Bret Headley. The event is $5 for PACA members, $10 […]

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 […]

Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums – May 23, 6 p.m.

23 May

Join PACA members Monday, May 23, at 6 p.m. for the Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums, an event sponsored by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, and the Barra Foundation. Franklin D. Vagnone, head of Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting, will present his and Deborah Ryan’s bold manifesto to […]

PACA General Meeting — American Philosophical Society, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10

10 May

The Philadelphia Area Conservation Association met for its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 10, from 6:00-8:00 PM in Ben Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society (427 Chestnut Street). We voted in new PACA board members, approved minor changes to the PACA Bylaws, discussed the milestones of 2015, and established new goals for 2016 […]