The Wooden Artifacts Specialty Group Website
The Wooden Artifacts Specialty Group (WAG) has a long history within AIC.
With more than 300 members, WAG provides a valuable professional network
for wood conservators. WAG's primary activities are centered around the
business meeting and specialty sessions at the AIC annual meeting.
AIC annual meeting sessions reflect the diverse background of WAG members.
Papers presented focus on topics such as upholstery, ethnographic carvings,
architecture, paintings on wood panels, insect fumigation, and environmental
issues and, of course, furniture. Postprints of papers are available for
a modest fee.
Special WAG activities include the 1988 "Gilded Wood Symposium,"
and the subsequent publication, Gilded Wood, Conservation and History, which
is available through AIC. The conference "Painted Wood Symposium,"
was held in Williamsburg, Virginia in November 1994; papers presented at
this symposium are currently being published. WAG members volunteer many
hours to make these special activities a great success. Fees to join: $25;