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Learning More about the Western Association for Art Conservation The Western Association Art Conservation (WAAC) is a nonprofit organization based in the Western United States. It is aimed to support its members who are dedicated in preserving the historical landmarks by means of disseminating information on preserving cultural heritage. Together with different historic restoration professionals and companies, they maintain to fulfill their mission of creating awareness of the importance of cultural preservation. This objective is done through the following means. •

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Providing its members the latest development in historical conservation which is needed to preserve, protect, and maintain the condition of a historical artifact. Expanding the knowledge of related information in terms of conserving the artistic and historic factors of different cultural properties. Encouraging members to research the related information about the preservation of cultural heritage Promoting improved proficiency in the practice of conservation of cultural heritage. Maintaining the professional relationships on the standards of practice and opposing those that will lower the standards of the standards. Organizing and holding activities like exhibitions, seminars, and other educational activities related to cultural heritage preservation. Publishing and disseminating information materials like magazines, books, and other literatures. Allocating funds to deliver cultural preservation projects.


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Taking all actions to accomplish the mission that the Western Association for Art Conservation established.

Currently, the WAAV is managed by a group of professionals headed by Katie Holbrow, who is also the Head of the conservation at SF Asian Art Museum. Her vice-president, Catherine Coueignoux, works with the treasurer and secretary to ensure all activities are carried out efficiently. The present treasurers are Chris Stavroudis and Claire Gerhard. At this moment, the organization is holding a member survey which will determine the feedback of its members. The survey will only take about 15 minutes, including both multiple and open-ended questions to further allow its members to share their thoughts. Their current activity also includes distributing the latest projects that can be downloaded online. Their special issue can be found at http://cool.conservationus.org/waac/ttl/. They hold projects in partnership with historic restoration expert Spectra Company, on different historical preservation activities. To know more about the projects that the Spectra Company and the WAAC work together, visit http://www.spectracompany.com/Services/historic-restoration.

Learning More about the Western Association for Art Conservation  

The Western Association Art Conservation (WAAC) is a non-profit organization based in the Western United States. It is aimed to support its...

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