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18 July for Public Art Tours and Happy Hour

18 Jul

PACA is pleased to offer two simultaneous tours of Philadelphia’s public art followed by our second annual summer Happy Hour on 18 July 2013. One tour will be a walking tour led by Jennifer Richards, Development and Communications Manager of the Association for Public Art (aPA). It starts at Love Park (1599 JFK Blvd.) and continues along Benjamin Franklin Parkway to […]

General Meeting: Rosenbach Museum & Library

9 May

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday May 9, 2013.  Our goals for the meeting are to vote in new PACA board members, to discuss the milestones of 2012 and, with your help, establish new goals for 2013 and beyond. Please find the slate of candidates here: PACA_2013_Slate The Rosenbach Museum & […]

Preservation Scientist Fenella France at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

19 Mar

Please join us on Tuesday, March 19th for a presentation by Fenella France, Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress. The title of Dr. France’s presentation is: Preservation Research at the Library of Congress: Keeping up with the collections and revealing the unknown. The event is FREE for PACA members, $8 for non-members, $5 for student non-members.    Please […]

PACA Student Papers at the Mütter Museum

27 Feb

Dear All, Please join us on Wednesday, 27 February at 5:30 PM for our next event hosted by the Mütter Museum (19 South 22nd Street between Chestnut and Market Streets). The event will take place in THOMPSON HALL and will feature local conservation students who will share their recent work with us. Following the talks, […]

Conservation on Display: In the Artifact Lab at the Penn Museum

16 Jan

Please join us on Wednesday, 16 January at 5:30 PM for our next event hosted by the Penn Museum (3260 South Street). The event includes a discussion and tour of “In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies.” The event is FREE for PACA members, $8 for non-members, $5 for student non-members. Note that only PACA […]

Curation in the Digital Age with Simon Tanner

8 Dec

Simon Tanner, an internationally recognized author, consultant, and teacher on library and cultural heritage digitization, will speak at the Rainey Auditorium at University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3260 South Street, Philadelphia) on Friday, November 16, from 10 AM to noon. A group of Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic cultural heritage and library organizations will […]

Barnes Foundation

25 Sep

On Tuesday, 25 September at 5:30 PM*, our next event is hosted by the Barnes Foundation at their new Philadelphia location (2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). The event includes a tour of the new Conservation Lab and a panel discussion addressing the various aspects of planning and implementing the gallery collection move. The event is FREE […]

Annual Summer Happy Hour

27 Jul

We reserved their upstairs bar, so make your way to the second floor to find your colleagues. No need to RSVP, but please make sure to have cash on hand to cover your own happy hour expenses. Please see the attached flyer and feel free to pass it around. As a reminder, PACA is starting […]

Water and Light: Conserving Calder at Philadelphia City Hall

24 May

Water and Light: Conserving Calder at Philadelphia City Hall A discussion of the treatment methodologies used in the conservation of the monumental A.M. Calder bronzes atop Philadelphia City Hall by ANDREW LINS* at the Free Library of Philadelphia CENTRAL BRANCH SKYLINE ROOM (1901 Vine St). Following the lecture, PACA will announce the election results** and […]

PACA’s First General Meeting

7 Jan

PACA’s first general meeting on December 7th at the American Philosophical Society (APS) and happy hour at National Mechanics was a great success! Participants enjoyed a brief tour of the exhibition, Of Elephants and Roses given by APS Curator of Museum Education, Jenni Drozdek, followed by a business meeting in which we summarized PACA’s developments […]