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Emerging Conservation Professionals Network


Committee Description

The charge of the network is to work in conjunction with the AIC Board Director for Professional Education and an assigned staff liaison to: 

• Maintain a forum and network for AIC members who are entering the field of conservation. This includes: undergraduate students, pre-program individuals, graduate students, recent graduates, and early-career professionals.
• Advocate on behalf of and support the inclusion of emerging professionals within AIC. Assist AIC in enhancing ways to serve members who are just entering the field of conservation and help members as they transition from student to conservation professional. Recommend and/or provide educational and professional development opportunities for emerging conservation professionals.
• Promote collaboration and enhance dialogue with other AIC Networks, Specialty Groups, Committees, Working Groups, and Task Forces, and with professionals in allied fields. 
• Encourage attainment of AIC professional membership designation to promote the importance of professional standing within the field.
• Engage in initiatives and activities to promote inclusivity, equity, and diversity within the field of conservation.
• Promote importance of service and contribution to the profession; encourage members to engage in outreach and advocacy for the field.
• Foster communication between emerging and experienced conservation professionals.
• Enhance dialogue between AIC and graduate-level conservation training programs.


Committee Leadership

Ms. Kari Rayner
Ms. Kari Rayner
(Chair)
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation
National Gallery of Art
Landover, MD
United States

Ms. Evelyn Mayberger
Ms. Evelyn Mayberger
(Vice Chair)
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jamaica Plain, MA
United States

Mrs. Marci Jefcoat Burton
Mrs. Marci Jefcoat Burton
(Outreach Officer)
Student
UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials
Sacramento, CA
United States

Mr. James Riley Cruttenden
Mr. James Riley Cruttenden
(Communications Officer)
Student
Columbus, OH
United States

Ms Candace Kang
Ms Candace Kang
(Communications Officer)
Conservation Technician
Harvard Library, Weissman Preservation Center
Cambridge, MA
United States

Ms. Caitlin I. Richeson
Ms. Caitlin I. Richeson
(Outreach Officer)
Graduate Fellow
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Hanover, MD
United States

Ms Kat Fanning
Ms Kat Fanning
(Professional Education and Training Officer)
Preservation Associate
Center for Jewish History
Jersey City, NJ
United States

Ms. Quinn Morgan Ferris
Ms. Quinn Morgan Ferris
(Professional Education and Training Officer)
Senior Special Collections Conservator
University of Illinois Library
Urbana, IL
United States

Ms. Jen Munch
Ms. Jen Munch
(Webinars Officer)
Graduate Fellow
Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department State University of New York College at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo State)
Buffalo, NY
United States

Ms. Molly C. Gleeson
Ms. Molly C. Gleeson
(Board Liaison)
Schwartz Project Conservator
Penn Museum
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Ms Katelin Lee
Ms Katelin Lee
(Staff Liaison)
Outreach Coordinator
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Washington, DC
United States