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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. Michelle R. Sullivan
Ms. Michelle R. Sullivan
(Chair)
Assistant Conservator of Drawings
J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Ms. Rebecca Gridley
Ms. Rebecca Gridley
(Vice Chair)
Graduate Student
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Objects Conservation
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Ms. Alexa Beller
Ms. Alexa Beller
(Communications Officer)
Graduate Fellow
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Des Plaines, IL
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

Alyssa Rina
Alyssa Rina
(Communications Officer)
Branchburg, NJ
United States

Ms. Kimi Taira
Ms. Kimi Taira
(Outreach Officer)
Assistant Conservator, Works on Paper
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, CA
United States

Ms. Emma A. Schmitt
Ms. Emma A. Schmitt
(Professional Education and Training Officer)
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO
United States

Ms. Jessica Walthew
Ms. Jessica Walthew
(Professional Education and Training Officer)
Fellow, Bard Graduate Center and American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY
United States

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

Ms. Stephanie M. Lussier
Ms. Stephanie M. Lussier
(Board Liaison)
Paper Conservator
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, DC
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