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Emerging Conservation Professionals Network


Committee Description

The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) is charged with working in conjunction with the AIC Board Director for Professional Education and the membership department to:

  • Create and maintain a forum and network for AIC members who are entering the field of conservation. This includes: undergraduate students, pre-program individuals, graduate students, and conservators with fewer than seven years experience including graduate school or other training
  • Assist AIC in enhancing ways to serve our members who are just entering the field of conservation and help members as they make the transition from student to conservation professional
  • Foster communication among conservation students, entry-level conservators, and experienced conservators
  • Enhance the dialogue between AIC and the graduate-level conservation training programs; increase involvement of emerging conservators within AIC
  • Promote the importance of service and contribution to the profession
  • Recommend and/or provide educational and professional development opportunities for emerging conservators; encourage attainment of AIC Professional Associate status to promote the importance of professional standing within the field.

Committee Leadership

Ms. Rebecca Gridley
Ms. Rebecca Gridley
(Chair)
Assistant Conservator
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Objects Conservation
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Ms. Kari Rayner
Ms. Kari Rayner
(Vice Chair)
Paintings Conservator
National Gallery of Art
Alexandria, VA
United States

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

Ms. Evelyn Mayberger
Ms. Evelyn Mayberger
(Outreach Officer)
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jamaica Plain, 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 Alyssa Rina
Ms Alyssa Rina
(Communications Officer)
Branchburg, NJ
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. Emma A. Schmitt
Ms. Emma A. Schmitt
(Professional Education and Training Officer)
Darien Center, NY
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)
Membership and Marketing Associate
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Washington, DC
United States