Liaison Program News

ECPN oversees four robust liaison programs that work to strengthen the greater ECP community and foster connections with the larger conservation professional network. Learn more about the Liaison Program and How to Get Involved.

We strive to highlight our dedicated liaisons' hard work. Check out the featured liaison news below to learn more about recent activities.


Liaison News Update, January 2020

As we enter a new decade, the ECPN Outreach team is proud to announce that there are over 50 liaisons within the network, making this one of the most active terms in regard to liaison participation. This includes 24 Regional Liaisons spread out over 19 regions, 10 Specialty Group Liaisons, 9 Committee and Network Liaisons, and 9 Graduate Liaisons. Many new ECPN Liaisons have joined since July 2019, and include Joy Bloser and Jen Munch as co-liaisons to the new Contemporary Art Network (CAN!), Lauren Conway as the new Archaeological Discussion Group liaison, Alexis Machnik for the Book and Paper Specialty Group liaison, and several new Regional Liaisons: Fallon Murphy (Tuscon, AZ), Laura García Vedrenne and Clair Smith (San Francisco/Bay Area, CA), Kaitlyn Wright (Atlanta, GA), Catherine Cooper (Natchitoches, LA), Kaeley Ferguson (Boston, MA), Kyle Clark (Ann Arbor, MI), Taylor Brehm (Twin Cities), Katherine Langdon (St. Louis, MO), Jacqueline Chmura (co-NYC Liaison), Amaris Sturm (Cleveland, OH), and Jennifer Beetem (Seattle, WA). Many of our liaisons have held successful events such as portfolio days, webinar viewing sessions, happy hours, lab tours, and crafting activities. We're incredibly proud of our wonderful, engaged liaison community and hope that many can organize meet-and-greets at this year's Annual Meeting (at which multiple liaisons will be presenting research!).

-Marci Jefcoat Burton and Michaela Paulson, ECPN Outreach Officers,

Liaison News Update, July 2019

With the start of the new 2019-2020 term, ECPN Outreach Officers are preparing a liaison vacant posting that will include opportunities for ECPs to step into a liaison leadership role in several regions across the country, as well as with various specialty groups and committees & networks within AIC. We are pleased to welcome incoming ECPN liaisons: Sarah Casto for the Photographic Materials Group (PMG), Melissa King for Connecting to Collections Care (C2CC), Hayley Monroe for Conservators in Private Practice (CIPP), Tatiana Shannon for the Objects Specialty Group (OSG) and Céline Wachsmuth for the Education and Training Committee (ETC). We also welcome the following incoming Regional Liaisons: Mari Hagemeyer for Baltimore, MD, Emily Mercer for Williamsburg, VA, as well as Brianna Warren as the new Houston, TX Regional co-Liaison. Incoming Graduate Program Liaisons will be accounted in early Fall, 2019.

-Marci Jefcoat Burton and Michaela Paulson, ECPN Outreach Officers,

Liaison News Update, September 2018

At the beginning of the term, ECPN Outreach Officers Caitlin Richeson and Marci Jefcoat Burton checked in with the different liaison programs. This was an opportunity for incoming liaisons to hear about the activities returning liaisons held in the previous term. Regional liaisons for San Francisco, Felice Robles and Justine Wuebold, organized conservation lab tours of the Walt Disney Family Museum and Stanford Library. Specialty Group Liaison, Elizabeth Boyne, worked closely with the Conservators in Private Practice (CIPP) leadership to understand the need and development of a mentorship program for emerging professionals in private practice. Our Graduate Liaison program has expanded to include Marissa Stevens as the liaison for the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Charlotte Eagle from the Pratt Institute. We also welcome new Regional Liaisons Brooke Young Russell (New York), Kate Aguirre (co-RL for Philadelphia, PA), Katya Zinsli (Arizona) and Tessa Young (Williamsburg, VA).

- Caitlin Richeson and Marci Jefcoat Burton, ECPN Outreach Officers,

Specialty Group Liaison Highlights 

Each month, ECPN will be featuring one of our Specialty Group Liaisons on social media. Please see below for our most recent post:


Thank you to all of our Liaisons for their service!