Chicago Area Conservation Group Next meeting is October 5, 2022 at Northwestern

CACG Membership does not constitute a professional endorsement and may not be used in advertisement.

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MRCG - Midwest Regional Conservation Group announces their upcoming symposium:

2022 MRCG Symposium in Detroit

Jul 29, 2022

MRCG Annual Symposium

**UPDATE: Gels Workshop SOLD OUT - Wait List Available to Join (9/8/22)**

The Midwest Regional Conservation Guild is delighted to announce that registration for our 2022 symposium will open on August 1, 2022. The hybrid symposium will be open to in-person and virtual attendees.

September 28-29, 2022
Detroit Film Theater at the Detroit Institute of Arts

To read more go to:

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Latest Updates:

Job Openings:

Position available: Full-time Director of Conservation Services and Conservation Technician at Newberry Library.

posted 8/11/2022

For more info see: Job postings above.

SMSI picnic at the Busse Woods Forest Preserve, Elk Grove Village, at Picnic Shelter #2 on Saturday, September 24th from 11AM to 4PM.

McCrone Microscopy Training Courses


72nd Annual International Microscopy Conference in Chicago on Tuesday Sept. 20 - Friday Sept. 23rd, 2022.

For more info see: SMSI Meeting in above menu bar.


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Any Questions?
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Related Links:

American Institute for Conservation

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


Please stay safe !!

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

        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:


Our Past CACG Meetings:


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.


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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 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":