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Objects Specialty Group Officers


Committee Description

The purpose of the Objects Specialty Group is to support the professional development of its membership who treat a broad range of media and objects, including archaeological and ethnographic, decorative arts and sculpture, contemporary art, and historic collections. Its members include conservators employed at museums, private practices, regional centers, universities, and training programs.

Committee Leadership

Ms. Jessica Arista
Ms. Jessica Arista
(Chair)
Associate Conservator
J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Ms Ariel O'Connor
Ms Ariel O'Connor, PAIC
(Chair Emeritus)
Objects Conservator
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC
United States

Ms Fran E. Ritchie
Ms Fran E. Ritchie
(Program Chair)
Conservator (Objects)
National Park Service, Museum Conservation Services
Harpers Ferry, WV
United States

Ms. Megan J. Emery
Ms. Megan J. Emery, FAIC
(Assistant Program Chair)
Chief Conservator and Senior Objects Conservator
Midwest Art Conservation Center
Eden Prairie, MN
United States

Mrs. Kari Dodson
Mrs. Kari Dodson
(Periodicals Editor)
Associate Objects Conservator
The Menil Collection
Houston, TX
United States

Ms. Emily Hamilton
Ms. Emily Hamilton, PAIC
(Periodicals Editor)
Associate Objects Conservator
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
United States

Ms Emily Kaplan
Ms Emily Kaplan
(Listserv Moderator)
Objects Conservator
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, DC
United States

Ms. Sarah E. Melching
Ms. Sarah E. Melching
(Board Liaison)
Silber Director of Conservation
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO
United States

Ms. Erika J Goergen
Ms. Erika J Goergen
(Staff Liaison)
Membership Operations Assistant
American Institute for Conservation/Foundation for Advancement in Conservation
Washington, DC
United States