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.

 

Get to know the ECPN Graduate Liaisons

Spotlight on Buffalo

This latest ECPN Outreach series highlights the Graduate Liaisons in the ECPN Liaison Program, who facilitate the flow of information about their particular graduate programs from their perspectives to you, their fellow emerging conservators. Whether you’re pre-program or a graduate of a different program or specialty, they are here to help!

Click on the pdf below for a Q&A session with ECPN Buffalo Graduate Liaison, Abby Schleicher, current second-year student at The SUNY Buffalo State, Garman Art Conservation Department, specializing in works of art on paper. Click on the pdf below to read more about Abby’s personal insight into Buffalo, graduate school, application tips, and valuable resources!

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Get to know the ECPN Graduate Liaisons

Spotlight on Columbia

This latest ECPN Outreach series highlights the Graduate Liaisons in the ECPN Liaison Program, who facilitate the flow of information about their particular graduate programs from their perspectives to you, their fellow emerging conservators. Whether you’re pre-program or a graduate of a different program or specialty, they are here to help!

Click on the pdf below for a Q&A session with ECPN Columbia Graduate Liaison, Gabriela Figuereo, a recent graduate from the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University. Learn more about resources and tools for graduate school, architecture conservation, and this exciting emerging conservator!

Interview with Laura García-Vedrenne and Clair Emma Smith, ECPN San Francisco Regional Liaisons

This latest interview presented by ECPN Outreach Officers is with Laura García-Vedrenne and Clair Emma Smith, ECPN San Francisco Regional Liaisons. We interviewed these two emerging conservators to find out more about the San Francisco Mentorship Program that began almost a year ago. The Mentorship Program, which they helped form in response to COVID-19 lockdowns, was created to help match pre-program students struggling to find opportunities with virtual mentorships in the Bay Area. 

Click the pdf below to learn more about this program and the two hardworking emerging conservators behind it. You can also learn more about the ECPN Liaison Program and find Regional Liaisons in your area to connect with here

Liaison News Update, February 2021

Regional, Graduate School, and Speciality Group Liaisons kept busy this past Fall and Winter with event planning forming connections with their regions and networks! Continue reading for some of those highlights!

Jennifer Beetem and Kathryn Peneyra (Seattle) hosted an Art Night for pumpkin carving and a Portfolio Review with a recent graduate. Kaitlyn Wright (Atlanta), Travis Zuidema and Jennifer Bullock (Columbia, SC), and Nhat Quyen Nguyen and Caroline Shaver (Williamsburg) have also hosted a joint Portfolio Night. Kaitlyn also hosted a Q&A for area ECPs to ask questions of established conservators at local museums and libraries. Nhat and Caroline also consistently host a book club. Texas liaisons, Ali Wysopal (Austin), Brianna Warren (Houston), and Emma Ross (Dallas) hosted a Texas-wide Conservators in Private Practice Panel that spoke with CIPP in various stages of their careers. Veronica Mercado Oliveras, Paola Valentin Irrizarry, and Mayuli Santiesteban (Puerto Rico) organized a Meet and Greet event and have been busy translating ECPN resources into Spanish. Mackenzie Fairchild and Brianna Bosley (Chicago) hosted a Midwest Meet and Greet for area ECPs to network and talk about their experiences. Greta Llanes (Boston) and Brianna Turner (Providence) co-hosted a similar Meet and Greet for their combined regions! Emma Cieslik (Indianapolis) has hosted two Meet a Conservator events during which she interviewed practicing conservators (paper, books, paintings, and conservation science) about their education and career pathways to conservation. Olivia Schoenfeld (Upstate NY) has been hosting virtual podcast discussions that focus on issues within the conservation field. Katherine Langdon (St. Louis) sends out a regular email newsletter to her membership list with updates from ECPN and her region. Clair Emma Smith and Laura García Vedrenne (SF) have started a mentorship program with local conservators and their area ECPs - stay tuned for an interview about their program!
  
Outreach Officers also hosted two virtual Meet the Graduate Liaison events where current graduate students answered questions about their programs, pathways to conservation, and offered advice to those applying this year.
 
Many of the ECPN Liaisons keep in more individual contact with members in their areas - personal phone calls and life updates are just as important to fostering and maintaining a network and we very much appreciate these approaches to the role. We thank all the Liaisons for their hard work and dedication and very much look forward to what this year has planned!
 
-Michaela Paulson and Ashley Stanford, ECPN Outreach Officers, ecpn.aic.outreach@gmail.com

Archive Liaison News

See the list below for past programs and news from ECPN's Regional, Graduate, Specialty Group, and Committee and Network Liaisons!

Get to know the ECPN Graduate Liaisons

Spotlight on Queens

This latest ECPN Outreach series highlights the Graduate Liaisons in the ECPN Liaison Program, who facilitate the flow of information about their particular graduate programs from their perspectives to you, their fellow emerging conservators. Whether you’re pre-program or a graduate of a different program or specialty, they are here to help!

Click on the pdf below for a Q&A session with ECPN Queens Graduate Liaison, Grace McLean, current second-year Master of Art Conservation candidate at Queen’s University, specializing in Paper treatment. Learn more about preparing for graduate school, the program at Queen's University, and this exciting emerging conservator! 

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Get to know the ECPN Graduate Liaisons

Spotlight on UCLA/Getty

This latest ECPN Outreach series highlights the Graduate Liaisons in the ECPN Liaison Program, who facilitate the flow of information about their particular graduate programs from their perspectives to you, their fellow emerging conservators. Whether you’re pre-program or a graduate of a different program or specialty, they are here to help!

Click on the pdf below for a Q&A session with ECPN UCLA/Getty Graduate Liaison, Lauren Conway, current PhD candidate and ECPN co-Liaison to the LA Region, Elizabeth Salmon, who have answered questions about their graduate studies, pre-program experiences, and career goals within the The UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program (IDP) in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials.

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Get to know the ECPN Graduate Liaisons

Spotlight on WUDPAC

This latest ECPN Outreach series highlights the Graduate Liaisons in the ECPN Liaison Program, who facilitate the flow of information about their particular graduate programs from their perspectives to you, their fellow emerging conservators. Whether you’re pre-program or a graduate of a different program or specialty, they are here to help!

Click on the pdf below for a Q&A session with ECPN WUDPAC Graduate Liaison, Nylah Byrd, who has answered questions about her graduate studies, pre-program experiences, and career goals within the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.

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Get to know the ECPN Graduate Liaisons

Spotlight on UPenn

This latest ECPN Outreach series highlights the Graduate Liaisons in the ECPN Liaison Program, who facilitate the flow of information about their particular graduate programs from their perspectives to you, their fellow emerging conservators. Whether you’re pre-program or a graduate of a different program or specialty, they are here to help!

Click on the pdf below for a Q&A session with current student and ECPN UPenn Graduate Liaison, Meris Westberg (left), and alum and current ECPN Communications Officer, Héctor J. Berdecía-Hernández (right), to discuss their experiences within the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Specialty Group Liaison Highlights 

Each month during the 2018-20 terms, ECPN Outreach Officers will be featuring one of our fabulous Specialty Group Liaisons on social media. Please see below for the interview series and reach out to the Outreach Officers or the Liaisons themselves for any more information. Thank you to all of our Liaisons for their service!