Update from the Chair

AIC News Network Column, March 2019

Annual Meeting Programing

Registration is now available for ECPN’s programing during the AIC Annual Meeting in Connecticut. We are pleased to offer the following events:

  • Emerging Leaders Seminar: Art of Diplomacy – Leading with Influence (This is a ticketed event with attendance limited to 24 participants)
  • ECPN Networking Happy Hour
  • ECPN Leadership Lunch Lecture: To Serve is to Lead (This is a ticketed event)
  • ECPN Information Session

Sponsorship has generously been provided for these events by the Getty Conservation Institute and ANAGPiC. Please see full event descriptions and RSVP on Sched, or register for ticketed events here.

ECPN-CIPP Mentorship Program

The pilot iteration of the ECPN-CIPP Mentorship Program launched in January, beginning with eight mentor-mentee pairs. The mentorship period will officially span the duration of nine months, through September 2019. ECPN and CIPP will be gathering feedback throughout the mentorship period and hope to repeat and expand this program in the future.

Wiki Edit-a-Thon

During the AIC-wide Wiki Edit-a-thon in January, Rachael Arenstein generously held a Wiki editing training session for ECPN Officers and Liaisons. Updates and additions were made to a number of the Emerging Conservation Professionals pages on the wiki including Presenting Talks and Posters and Outreach and Advocacy. Additional content was also added to ECPN’s Conservation on Social Media wiki page.

Many thanks to the following Officers and Liaisons for their contributions during Wiki month: Eve Mayberger, Riley Cruttenden, Candace Kang, Brooke Young Russell, Marci Jefcoat Burton, Quinn Ferris, and Jessica Betz Abel.


Wrapping up our “Wooden Artifacts Conservation Interview Series” is this blog post featuring Karen Bishop (third-year graduate objects conservation intern at The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Many thanks for our Communications Officers Riley Cruttenden and Candace Kang for a fantastic job on this series!

—Kari Rayner, ECPN Chair

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