On Saturday July 13, 2019 BAACG held its Annual Business Meeting at the new San Francisco Airport Museum. Guild members met, first, for a private tour of the new SFO Museum facilities hosted by Museum Conservator Alisa Eagleston-Cieslewicz. Alisa led us through the building’s impressive storage facilities, massive prep and mount-making spaces, and well-appointed conservation labs. In the latter we oogled ongoing treatments such as a 1960’s era cut-away model of United Airlines DC-8-20 jet, for which Alisa had had to make and attach replacement limbs for tiny passenger and crew figures in their tight and awkward miniature cabin.
The tour was followed by a buffet lunch provided by BAACG board members. Over lunch, we held our Annual Business meeting, during which retiring board members Gawain Weaver and Jonathan Fisher shared what their time in the Guild had meant to them, and new board members Candis Griggs Hakim, Jena Hirschbein, Karen Zukor, and Justine Wuebold were welcomed. Upcoming events were discussed, and recently passed founding BAACG member Roger Broussal was remembered.
Members then moved on via private SFO Museum bus to the airport terminal, where we enjoyed a guided tour of several exhibits.