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Emergency Committee


Committee Description

The charge of the committee to promote awareness and increase knowledge of the AIC membership in the areas of emergency preparedness, response and recovery for cultural heritage by: contributing to the production of articles (published or web-based), brochures and handouts which provide pertinent educational and technical information; organizing and developing lectures and workshops that provide for a foundation of understanding and the skill sets/tools needed for this type of work; supporting the function and role of the National Heritage Responders; working with other AIC Committees and Specialty Groups to most completely and accurately disseminate information; partnering with other collection-based institutions or organizations to develop broad-reaching educational training tools.

Committee Leadership

Ms. Rebecca Kennedy
Ms. Rebecca Kennedy
(Chair)
Preservation Specialist
National Postal Museum
Washington, DC
United States

Ms. Katie C. Wagner
Ms. Katie C. Wagner
(Chair)
Book Conservator
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Washington, DC
United States

Ms. Rosemary Fallon
Ms. Rosemary Fallon
(Chair Emeritus)
Paper Conservator (Retired)
National Portrait Gallery
Silver Spring, MD
United States

Ms. Susan Duhl
Ms. Susan Duhl
(Member)
Conservator/Collections Consultant
Art Conservation/Collections Consultation
Severna Park, MD
United States

Ms. Holly Herro
Ms. Holly Herro
(Member)
Conservator
National Library of Medicine (NIH)
Bethesda, MD
United States

Mr. Robert Herskovitz
Mr. Robert Herskovitz
(Member)
Outreach Conservator
Minnesota Historical Society
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Mr. Andrew Huot
Mr. Andrew Huot
(Member)
Conservator
Big River Bindery
Norcross, GA
United States

Ms. Maria Lyratzi
Ms. Maria Lyratzi
(Member)
Student
Pedagogical Institute
Athens,
Greece

Ms Malia Van Heukelem
Ms Malia Van Heukelem
(Member)
Preservation Specialist
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
Kaneohe, HI
United States

Mr. Howard Wellman
Mr. Howard Wellman
(Member)
President
Howard Wellman Conservation LLC
Halethorpe, MD
United States

Ms Jennifer Blomberg
Ms Jennifer Blomberg
(Student Member)
Collections Management Branch, Head
State Archives of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
United States

Ms. Emily Farek
Ms. Emily Farek
(Student Member)
Graduate Fellow
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Wilmington, DE
United States

Mr. Thomas J. Braun
Mr. Thomas J. Braun
(Board Liaison)
Head of Conservation and Senior Objects Conservator
Minnesota Historical Society
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Ms. Rebecca Elder
Ms. Rebecca Elder
(Staff Liaison)
Preservation Consultant
Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation
Austin, TX
United States

Ms Jessica Unger
Ms Jessica Unger
(Staff Liaison)
Emergency Programs Coordinator
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation
Washington, DC
United States