Howard Wellman Conservation LLC

Howard Wellman Conservation LLC Wellman Conservation LLC is a private conservation practice serving museums, archaeological projects, government agencies, and owners of historic and artistic works.
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And Facebook can't tell the difference between Owings and Owings Mills, MD I provide object conservation service primarily for archaeological collections, outdoor sculpture, monuments, and historic cemeteries.

Operating as usual

06/21/2021

Working with Devlin McDonald at Evergreen Cemetery Richmond
VA for the Enrichmond Foundation. Check out the new 1-ton gantry getting its first field trial!

Back at work for the Maryland Military Monuments Commission but of course with appropriate PPE and social distancing.
05/16/2020

Back at work for the Maryland Military Monuments Commission but of course with appropriate PPE and social distancing.

Thanks to sculptor Rácz Constantine for his leadership helping me conserve his sculpture “Aspirer /Eagle 7” for Arts and...
03/27/2020

Thanks to sculptor Rácz Constantine for his leadership helping me conserve his sculpture “Aspirer /Eagle 7” for Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Connie Stromberg conserving the Garth fountain sculpture at the National Cathedral in DC
09/16/2019

Connie Stromberg conserving the Garth fountain sculpture at the National Cathedral in DC

Taking a tour of Central Park public art with Matt from Central Park Conservancy
05/18/2019

Taking a tour of Central Park public art with Matt from Central Park Conservancy

And meeting some local inhabitants. Thanks to the Monticello security team who captured this copperhead and relocated it...
04/25/2019

And meeting some local inhabitants. Thanks to the Monticello security team who captured this copperhead and relocated it to a human-free spot

We are leveling more subsiding gravestones by rebuilding the original brick foundations
04/25/2019

We are leveling more subsiding gravestones by rebuilding the original brick foundations

Back at Monticello with Devlin McDonald
04/25/2019

Back at Monticello with Devlin McDonald

At the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore reinstalling the Lionesses that were damaged and needed repairs.  Kudos to Ben Gage of ...
03/29/2019

At the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore reinstalling the Lionesses that were damaged and needed repairs. Kudos to Ben Gage of Fine Art Services and Gary Siegel at New Arts Foundry in Baltimore

Deinstalling part of J Meadow’s sculpture “Open Hearts Open Minds” with a crew from Crozier / Artex Fine Arts.  The art ...
12/17/2018

Deinstalling part of J Meadow’s sculpture “Open Hearts Open Minds” with a crew from Crozier / Artex Fine Arts. The art will go into temporary storage while MoCo DOT renovates the park’n’ride bus station. It will return next year. Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

12/11/2018
Cleaning a stained glass window for Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County at the Damascus Senior Center. With...
12/10/2018

Cleaning a stained glass window for Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County at the Damascus Senior Center. With Diane Fullick and Connie Stromberg

Some are seriously tricky to find
11/29/2018

Some are seriously tricky to find

Some were buried when they built the church over the graveyard
11/29/2018

Some were buried when they built the church over the graveyard

Currently working for the Westminster Preservation Trust at Westminster Burial Ground assessing the cemetery monuments. ...
11/29/2018

Currently working for the Westminster Preservation Trust at Westminster Burial Ground assessing the cemetery monuments. Some of them are famous

Working on a carved stone eagle by Hans Schuler at the Zion Lutheran Church in Baltimore with Devlin McDonald.
11/16/2018

Working on a carved stone eagle by Hans Schuler at the Zion Lutheran Church in Baltimore with Devlin McDonald.

They are conserving the bronze while I’m filling damage to the stone surround. With Diane Fullick and Connie Stromberg
10/30/2018

They are conserving the bronze while I’m filling damage to the stone surround. With Diane Fullick and Connie Stromberg

Working on the Louis Goldstein Memorial at the Maryland Comptrollers Office with Diane Fullick and Connie Stromberg
10/30/2018

Working on the Louis Goldstein Memorial at the Maryland Comptrollers Office with Diane Fullick and Connie Stromberg

Cleaning the Chilkoot Totem Pole for Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County with Connie Stromberg.
10/23/2018

Cleaning the Chilkoot Totem Pole for Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County with Connie Stromberg.

Finishing up repairs to a gravestone in the “Old Berlin Cemetery” in Brunswick MD.
10/18/2018

Finishing up repairs to a gravestone in the “Old Berlin Cemetery” in Brunswick MD.

Back in Rockville with Connie Stromberg spray applying the wax topcoat
10/17/2018

Back in Rockville with Connie Stromberg spray applying the wax topcoat

Working In Rockville on Castanis “Spirit of Freedom” for Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County with Connie St...
10/16/2018

Working In Rockville on Castanis “Spirit of Freedom” for Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County with Connie Stromberg

10/15/2018

Attending the kickoff meeting for the DC Alliance for Response, discussing cultural heritage preservation and coordination with other institutions in the event of disasters and emergencies

05/09/2018

The American Institute for Conservation's Emergency Committee is sponsoring a FREE WEBINAR:
"Risk Assessment for Cultural Institutions".

register at www.tinyurl.com/culturalriskassessment

Wednesday, May 16th
2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

Presenters: Susan Duhl, Robert Herskovitz, Saira Haqqi

The devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria is a stark reminder of the importance of disaster planning in cultural institutions.

The first step in disaster preparation is assessing your institution’s disaster readiness.

Individual assessments reveal conditions specific to your situation and help identify areas to address for a more effective disaster response.

This webinar will cover approaches to conducting assessments before and after disasters. The program will include discussions on the assessment team and potential institutional areas of concern such as building structure and maintenance, collection
inventories, and necessary supplies.

Instructors will present both potential challenges and their possible solutions, providing extensive resources to guide assessment procedures to help you protect your
collections.

in light of current events unfolding with Hurricane Harvey and the state of Texas, this information may be very useful t...
08/28/2017
HENTF Training

in light of current events unfolding with Hurricane Harvey and the state of Texas, this information may be very useful to others preparing for similar catastrophes:

Heritage Emergency and Response Training in DC, Nov. 13 – 17

Dates: November 13 –17, 2017
Place: Washington, DC
Application deadline: September 15, 2017

Organized by: Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and FEMA’s Office of Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation, co-sponsors of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF) has created a new training opportunity for U.S.–based professionals to gain skills and experience in disaster response for cultural heritage. Heritage Emergency and Response Training (HEART) will combine the important principles of the internationally recognized First Aid for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis training model with context-specific information for a U.S. audience. The goal is to strengthen U.S. disaster response networks and connect participants to the wider international “First Aider” network of people trained to document and protect cultural heritage in times of crisis.

The Training

The course consists of three parts. Accepted applicants will be required, before the start of the program, to complete FEMA’s online course “Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100).” Participants will travel to Washington, DC, for a week of hands-on training at the Smithsonian Institution from November 13–17, 2017. Sessions will provide realistic, hands-on training in damage assessment, rapid documentation, emergency evacuation and salvage, rehousing and storage, crisis communication, team building, and more. Starting in January 2018, a five-part webinar series will build upon the in-person training, reinforcing concepts covered in the November training.

Who should apply?

Selection of participants will be made on a competitive basis. The course team will select 25 participants from cultural heritage and first responder/emergency management organizations or agencies who work in the United States, U.S. territories, or Indian Country. Since the successful recovery of heritage collections is based on collaboration among many different types of professionals, the goal of HEART is to train a group with diverse backgrounds. Therefore both cultural heritage professionals and first responder/emergency management professionals are encouraged to apply for the training.

Travel, Accommodation and Living Expenses

There is no fee for participating in this training. Thanks to generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation , travel to and from DC, local transportation, and lodging expenses for all selected participants will be covered.

How to Apply

For a complete description of the program and the application process, please see: https://culturalrescue.si.edu/resources/hentf-training/

Questions?

Contact the Heritage Emergency National Task Force at [email protected] or the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative at [email protected].

I was present last night at the removal of the Roger Taney sculpture in Annapolis MD.
08/18/2017

I was present last night at the removal of the Roger Taney sculpture in Annapolis MD.

"Sea Urchin" by Edgar Berge at Johns Hopkins.  Basic bronze maintenance with a microcrystalline wax coating.
11/09/2016

"Sea Urchin" by Edgar Berge at Johns Hopkins. Basic bronze maintenance with a microcrystalline wax coating.

A marble statue of Elizabeth Seaton at ES High School in Bladensburg.  Cleaned with a little D/2 and intermittent water ...
11/09/2016

A marble statue of Elizabeth Seaton at ES High School in Bladensburg. Cleaned with a little D/2 and intermittent water misting to reduce the black sulphate crusts.

A marble ledger gravestone at St John's Episcopal Church, Richmond (the "give me liberty or give me death!" church).
11/09/2016

A marble ledger gravestone at St John's Episcopal Church, Richmond (the "give me liberty or give me death!" church).

11/09/2016

Winter is coming! I'm wrapping up my 2016 outdoor projects, and getting ready to work inside for a few months...

"Demeter" at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, after treatment.
08/25/2016

"Demeter" at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, after treatment.

Howard Wellman Conservation LLC's cover photo
08/25/2016

Howard Wellman Conservation LLC's cover photo

One reason I love my job - every project presents a special challenge.  Conserving "Sea Urchin" by Edward Berge, 1926.  ...
08/25/2016

One reason I love my job - every project presents a special challenge. Conserving "Sea Urchin" by Edward Berge, 1926. At Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

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