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Wednesday, May 30 • 8:30am - 4:15pm
(Pre-session Symposium) Whose Cultural Heritage? Whose Conservation Strategy? FILLING

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Be part of AIC’s first Symposium on diversity, equity, inclusion and access in cultural heritage preservation. The Symposium will be divided into two parts. Part one will focus on the changing ways that museums and conservators are engaging with the diverse communities from which their collections originate. This program will be highly interactive as all as informative. 

Sessions include:
  • A panel focusing on new resources to assist conservators and collection care specialists in working collaboratively with Native American communities. The panel will also focus on collaborative conservation case studies from the National Museum of the American Indian 
  • A discussion of a recent survey on the effectiveness of Australian museums outreach efforts to the Aboriginal community.
  • A Case Study Lighting Round – hear how four different organizations engaged with diverse communities
  • Part Two will focus on what are the barriers to promoting a more diverse workforce in cultural heritage conservation and how can they be overcome. What success stories are out there and how can they be reproduced. Sessions include:
  • A review of the findings of the July – Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey which confirms a lack of diversity within the conservation field. Learn about some of the programs designed to foster diversity within the field
  • A discussion of the WUDPAC research study to assess the WUDPAC curriculum content and delivery through a multicultural lens 
  •  A panel of colleagues shares their individual journeys and discusses the obstacles they faced in becoming part of the conservation community.

Download a complete listing of talks with abstracts below. Lunch is included.

Moderators
avatar for Anisha Gupta

Anisha Gupta

Andrew. W. Mellon Fellow, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Anisha Gupta is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She is a graduate of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation where she specialized in works on paper with a minor concentration in photographic materials. Her previous... Read More →
avatar for Kimi Taira

Kimi Taira

Assistant Conservator, Works on Paper, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
avatar for Jennifer Hain Teper-[Fellow]

Jennifer Hain Teper-[Fellow]

Head, Preservation Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jennifer Hain Teper serves as the Velde Preservation Librarian at the University of Illinois Libraries overseeing conservation, collections care, digital preservation, and digitization services throughout the library system. Before her current position began in 2009, she served as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Renee S. Anderson

Renee S. Anderson

Head of Collections, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Dr. Reneé S. Anderson is the Head of Collections at the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution. She coordinates and oversees program activities related to collections management. Dr. Anderson serves as the Principal Investigator for grants... Read More →
avatar for Tom Braun-[PA]

Tom Braun-[PA]

Head of Conservation and Senior Objects Conservator, Minnesota Historical Society
Tom Braun completed a BA in Art History at the University of Minnesota, an MA in Art History at Tufts University in Boston, and an MS in Art Conservation at the Winterthur Museum and the University of Delaware. During that time he completed numerous internships at institutions including... Read More →
avatar for Martina Dawley

Martina Dawley

Assistant Curator for American Indian Relations, Arizona State Museum
My research is primarily focused on the intersection of American Indians and museums, specifically in conservation. I am working on a book based on my dissertation "An Analysis of Diversifying Museum Studies: American Indians in Conservation." I will speak on this topic during AIC's... Read More →
avatar for Shannon A. Brogdon Grantham

Shannon A. Brogdon Grantham

Photograph Conservator, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
avatar for Susanne Gänsicke-[PA]

Susanne Gänsicke-[PA]

Head of Antiquities Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum
Susanne Gänsicke is the Senior Conservator of Antiquities at the Getty Villa in Malibu, starting mid-July. Since 1990, she was employed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, most recently as Conservator in Objects Conservation. She has worked on active excavations in Egypt and Sudan... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Adams Hebard-[PA]

Barbara Adams Hebard-[PA]

Conservator, Boston College Library
Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator of the John J. Burns Library at Boston College, is a graduate of the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program. Ms. Hebard is a member of the Guild of Book Workers and the Ticknor Society. She is a Professional member of The American Institute... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Mallinckrodt

Catherine Mallinckrodt

Conservator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Casey Mallinckrodt received a MA in conservation at the UCLA/Getty Program in Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials and previously received a MFA from Yale University. She has been a Kress Fellow in Object Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and worked... Read More →
avatar for Caryl McFarlane

Caryl McFarlane

Consultant, HBCU Alliance of Museums and Galleries
avatar for Kelly McHugh-[PA]

Kelly McHugh-[PA]

Objects Conservator, National Museum of the American Indian
Kelly McHugh is an objects conservator at the National Museum of the American Indian. She began working for the museum in 1996 in New York, based at the museum's former storage facility in the Bronx. There she participated in a survey of the over 800,000 objects in NMAI's collection... Read More →
avatar for Erin E. Murphy

Erin E. Murphy

Marshall Steel Fellow, Archaeological Conservation, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Marshall Steel Fellow, Archaleological Conservation at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Erin is a recent MA and MSc graduate from University College London where she studied object conservation. During work at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London she specialized in ethnographic... Read More →
avatar for Yoshi Nishio-[Fellow]

Yoshi Nishio-[Fellow]

Conservator and President, Nishio Conservation Studio
Business hours: Monday-Friday 9-6 by appointment | Established: 1994 | | YOSHIYUKI NISHIO, Chief Conservator | One of the leading conservators of Asian scroll and screen paintings in the US. His background combines traditional apprenticeship and academic training. Received a... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Hess Norris-[Fellow]

Debbie Hess Norris-[Fellow]

Chair of the Art Conservation Department and Professor of Photograph Conservation, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Debra Hess Norris is Chair of the Art Conservation Department and Professor of Photograph Conservation at the University of Delaware. Since 1985, Norris has authored more than 30 articles and book chapters on care and treatment of photographic materials, emergency response, ethics... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Payaqui

Sheila Payaqui

Dept. Head & Senior Conservator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
avatar for Ellen Pearlstein-[Fellow]

Ellen Pearlstein-[Fellow]

Professor, UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials
Ellen Pearlstein is a professor and member of the founding faculty in the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Material, where she teaches graduate classes in the conservation of organic materials, ethics of working with indigenous communities... Read More →
avatar for Landis Smith

Landis Smith

Project Conservator, State Museums and Monuments of New Mexico
Landis Smith is Projects Conservator at the Museums of New Mexico Conservation Unit, working primarily with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. She is also Collaborative Conservation Programs Consultant at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research, and... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Tedone-[PA]

Melissa Tedone-[PA]

Book & Library Conservator, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Melissa Tedone is Book & Library Conservator at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. She holds a PhD in Slavic literary history from Yale University, and an MSIS with a Certificate of Advanced Study in the Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from UT Austin. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Lalena A. Vellanoweth

Lalena A. Vellanoweth

Conservator, Private Practice

Sponsors
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Wednesday May 30, 2018 8:30am - 4:15pm
Texas Ballroom A Marriott Marquis Houston

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