Farewell Dear Friend

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Jane Freda Conroy Foley

Jane died peacefully at home on the 10th October 2021, with Inez, Clare and Fiona by her side. As loved as she was by her
family, it is clear from messages since her death that she had friends who adored her all over the world, and she leaves a hole in hundreds of lives.

Since graduating from City & Guilds Art School in London in 1996, Jane built an astonishing career conserving sculptures, objects and architectural artifacts across the globe.

Many of us in the conservation field have been deeply touched by Jane's contributions and friendship. She was generous with her knowledge and expertise and drew on her own education to mentor and advance the profession.

To honor her legacy, please consider making a donation in memory of Jane Foley to City & Guilds Art School London or to Pancreatic Cancer UK.
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Pancreatic Cancer UK:

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Latest Updates:


Job Openings:

Job Opening at Northwestern University Library: Conservation Technician    

Job ID: 42688                               11/15/2021
Location: Evanston

Apply for this job online through the Office of Human Resource’s Careers Portal. You will need to locate this job to get started; conduct an advanced search of all jobs and enter the Job ID above in the “Job Opening ID” field.


For more info see: Job postings above.

Upcoming meetings for SMSI group :

December 10th, Amateur Night, presented by SMSI members and friends. Consider sharing your scientific activities, hobbies and other interests at our SMSI Amateur Night on Friday, December 10th. We are also accepting nominations for SMSI officers for 2022.

  for more info see "SMSI Meeting" in the above tab.



Register today for McCrone Research Institute's new 2021 online and in-person courses. Select the course title to read the full course description and register securely online:

Go to http://www.mccroneinstitute.org/v/10/Microscopy-Courses


     Support McCrone Research Institute

After 60 years of providing scientific and educational service, and for the first time in our organization's history, we are asking for your help. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all McCrone's operations and programs have been temporarily reduced or suspended, and we have gone to an on-demand course schedule. Please make a gift to the McCrone Research Institute COVID-19 Relief and Preservation Fund to sustain the Institute for current and future generations of scientists.


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Chicago Area Conservation Group                                 https://www.chicagoareaconservation.org/membership 


Midwest Regional Conservation Guild




"Sleep with the angels dear friend" Miss you already!


Please stay safe !!

Wear your mask and let us know how you are! We are in this together!

Related Links:

American Institute for Conservation


    McCrone Research Institute
     State Microscopical Society of Illinois
     Midwest Regional Conservation Guild

If you have ideas or suggestions for future meetings, please let us know. Just call or email any of the CACG officers (Susan, Mary, Carol, Inez, Amber or Maria).

        Chicago Conservation News:

Rachel Sabino has an interesting article on

• "It broke: Dispatch from a Homeschooling Conservator".

Other topics of Art Inst. of Chgo articles:

• "The Secrets of a Mummy Emerge" by Arico, McIlvaine, and Tom

• "Nighthawks as Hope" A Curator Muses on Edward Hopper & Crisis" by Oehler

• "Conservation: The Dilemma of Extending Life" by Molina

See all at: www.artic.edu/articles


Our Past CACG Meetings:

Check out photos from our most recent tour of the Ed Paschke Art Center meeting.

Under Photo Gallery / "Ed Paschke Art Center tour"

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To see Frances Willard's Bio or history background ; go to "CACG Meetings" Frances Willard meeting flyer or to their website:


Photos and description of our visit to the Frances Willard House Museum is now available for viewing. Click on "Frances Willard Museum visit" under Photo Gallery.


 Photos from our visit to the Field Museum's "Behind the Scenes" meeting. Under Photo Gallery / Field Museum's "Behind the Scenes".

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Also you can see a video of "Undressing a Mannequin Timelaspe":