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Held in Trust Advisory Council

The Held in Trust Advisory Council is comprised of organizations, many of which are already allied with the conservation field, who can provide perspective and commentary on project goals and initiatives. Advisory Council members whose areas of expertise are outside the field were also sought, with the intention of developing meaningful collaborations in areas such as racial justice, and environmental resource preservation. Members of the Advisory Council will also disseminate the project outcomes, such as the report, to their memberships and audiences.

Advisory Council Biographies

  • Acoma Pueblo, Governor Brian Vallo

  • Alliance of HBCU Museums and Galleries, Jontyle Robinson

  • American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Julie Hart

  • American Association of State and Local History (AASLH), Trevor Jones

  • American Historical Association (AHA), Sarah Weicksel

  • Americans for the Arts (AFTA), Patricia Walsh

  • Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation, Michelle Magalong

  • Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG), Kristina L. Durocher

  • Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Brent Benjamin

  • Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation (ANAGPIC), Ellen Pearlstein

  • Association of Regional Conservation Centers (ARCC), Colin Turner

  • Association of Regional Conservation Centers (ARCC), Bill Veillette

  • Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), Toni Kiser

  • College Art Association (CAA), N. Elizabeth Schlatter

  • Image Permanence Institute (IPI), Jae Gutierrez

  • Indian Art Research Center, School for Advanced Research, Elysia Poon

  • Latinos in Heritage Conservation, Sarah Gould

  • LYRASIS, Tom Clareson

  • National Humanities Alliance (NHA), Stephen Kidd

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Rob Niewig

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Carrie Villar

  • National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD), Justin Wilder

  • National Park Service (NPS), Susan Dolan

  • National Park Service (NPS), Ann Hitchcock

  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) , Anne Coats Amati

  • New England Historical Genealogical Society, Curt DiCamillo