One is never too young to learn about conservation

In the October calendar of programs and events sent out by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery there is a listing for an “Art and Me” program for children ages 3-5. During the one and a half hour program, “Silver Tells a Story”, the children will join conservator Ellen Chase to explore what goes into preserving precious art objects made of silver and experiment with “newly acquired skills”. Perhaps this program will spark an interest in one or more of the children who attend it that will lead them to a career in conservation decades from now. One is never too young to learn about conservation.