Renewal time for your CACG membership 2020 is March 31, 2020.  if you  want to renew or make any changes to your membership, please print out your form and mail it to Mary. Form available - "under Membership" of the menu bar above. Or can bring the membership form & payment to the CACG meetings and give to any of the committee officers.

- Postponed -

Due to the impending possible winter storm, it has been decided to move the Francis Willard House Tour to next Tuesday, March 3rd.  Same time, same information.  

March 3rd   -----------

Other interesting Links:

American Institute for Conservation

    McCrone Research Institute
     State Microscopical Society of Illinois
 International Preservation Studies Center (formerly known as The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies) in Mt. Carroll, IL.

Latest Updates:

A librarian position for a Conservation Resident  in the Preservation work group has been posted at (as of January 10, 2020).

You must apply for this position on the NU HR website through Self-Service at


This position was previously called the Conservation fellow.

See more info under "Job postings" above.

Upcoming meetings that we have planned for 2020. And they are:


- A visit to the Fancis Willard House in Evanston on Feb. 25, 2020. -POSTPONED- to March 3, 2020.


Two demostrations at NW on March 18th.

Upcoming meetings for SMSI group :

Rescheduled to:

"The History of the Universe

Starting with the Big Bang!

Waaay After Christmas Party!"

Friday, February  21, 2020


By Larry Bartoszek

for more info click on "SMSI meetings" in the menu bar.

Future meetings:

To be announced.

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

Under Photo Gallery / "Ed Paschke Art Center tour"

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

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

Other related Chicago Conservation News:

Rachel Sabino has an interesting article on "Gilding the Dead: Mummy Portraits in Roman Egypt". See

If you have any 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).

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