Workshop: Conservation with Josiah Wagener


Workshop: Conservation with Josiah Wagener will focus on how to stabilize objects in poor condition until proper conservation can be sought.

Josiah Wagener is a firefighter, baker of pies, art conservator, and part-time adventurer. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Art Conservation from SUNY Buffalo State College and had experience working in the Conservation labs at the Shelburne Museum, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, and the Denver Art Museum. Josiah has done work for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York City Fire Museum, the Fire Museum of Maryland, the National Museum of Industrial History, the United States Senate, and for various private clients. He has also worked as an on-site conservator at archaeological projects in Iceland, and Italy and at historic sites in Antarctica and California. As a longtime firefighter, Josiah takes a particular interest in conserving historic fire equipment.

This event is free to members. Non-members can pay a small entrance fee of $20 at the door. Refreshments provided.

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