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3. Pre-Meeting Session [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 30


Scholarly Writing: From Abstract to Publication
This 90-minute pre-meeting session is open to all with an interest in scholarly publications, including those with experience publishing that may wish to offer advice to others.


Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez, Editor-in-Chief JAIC, “Introduction: Why publish in JAIC?” and will cover:
  • Aims and scope of the journal
  • Preparing your paper (content and format)
  • References
  • Checklist before submission
  • Peer review

Robin Hanson, Associate Editor for Textiles JAIC, “The outline and the importance of a writing a compelling abstract”
  • Creating and developing your article (the outline)
  • The abstract seen as the initial “sales tool” for a good paper
  • How Figures and Tables support the results presented in a manuscript

George Cooper, Managing Editor, Journals Anthropology, Conservation, Museum Studies & Heritage, Taylor & Francis, "How to get published and the benefits of being published: the publisher's perspective 

Bonnie Naugle, JAIC Managing Editor, "Postprint to JAIC"

Roundtable discussion: What do JAIC editors look for? - Work which will stand up to peer review (quality / language),  - novel to the conservation community, - original research, - research that is interesting to the journal’s readership. Q&A + Examples of common mistakes found in articles (15 min)

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George Cooper

Managing Editor, Taylor & Francis
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Robin Hanson-[Fellow]

Associate Conservator of Textiles, Cleveland Museum of Art
Robin Hanson has managed the textile conservation lab at the Cleveland Museum of Art for the past 17 years. In 1997 she completed graduate training in conservation, with a specialization in textiles, at the Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She is a... Read More →
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Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez

Research Scientist, National Museum in Krakow
Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez holds a PhD in science and conservation of cultural heritage from the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He received a bachelor's and a master's degree in chemistry from the... Read More →
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Bonnie Naugle

Communications & Membership Director, American Institute of Conservation
Bonnie Naugle joined AIC in 2012. As Communications & Membership Director, she manages AIC’s print and online publications, including AIC News, the Journal of the American Institute of Conservation, and annual meeting print materials; and oversees the membership team. She also manages... Read More →

Wednesday May 30, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Montrose Meeting Room Marriott Marquis Houston


Talking Grants – Hear from IMLS Grant Reviewers
Developing a competitive proposal for an IMLS collections stewardship grant takes considerable time and thought, but the rewards can be well worth the effort. With amounts ranging up to $250,000, an IMLS grant can help an institution make significant strides in improving collections care through conservation surveys, treatments, environmental improvements, and building capacity among its staff and volunteers through specialized consultations and training.

Crucial to IMLS’s funding decisions each year are the reviews prepared by peers in the field. Each application is read by three to six experts, who provide scores and evaluative comments in accordance with a set of criteria identified by IMLS. In addition to being available to IMLS staff, these scores and comments are provided verbatim to the applicants, who in turn use them to improve their projects and/or their next applications.
What applicants do not experience, however, are the conversations that occur during panel meetings. Typically spirited and intense, the exchanges belie the passion that collections people feel for their work. Occasionally, they can become heated when opinions about techniques or the likelihood of success differ. Without fail, though, in each gathering, at least one panelist will say, “Oh, I wish I could talk directly to them” or “If only we could get this across in advance,” and others quickly line up in agreement. Everyone knows the work that’s being proposed is warranted, and they share a deep desire to see collections cared for in the best ways possible and preserved for use by future generations.
In this session, three collections care professionals with deep experience as IMLS grant applicants, grantees, and reviewers will speak candidly about what makes a successful grant proposal. Speaking from their personal experiences and knowing first-hand what it takes to structure and carry out a successful collections care project, they will share their opinions about what to include, what to emphasize, what to ignore, and how to present it in order to get good scores on a proposal.
The session will be casual but focused, employing a talk-show format, and questions from the audience will be heartily welcomed.

IMLS One-on-One Appointments
IMLS will be offering 30 minute one-one consultation appointments on May 30-31 for those considering submitting a grant proposal. Register for the session online and you will be contacted after April 1 to schedule an appointment that fits your schedule  

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Connie Bodner

Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Gretchen Anderson

Conservator, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
My focus is on preventive conservation and natural history, with interests in IPM, environmental management, museum housekeeping. I worked at the Science Museum of Minnesota, establishing their conservation program, until 2009. At that time I moved to Pittsburgh to join the staff... Read More →
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Dawn K. Kimbrel

Collection Manager/Registrar, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
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Kelsey Monahan

Museum Program Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Kelsey Monahan is a Program Specialist in the Office of Museum Services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In addition to assisting with all museum discretionary grant programs at IMLS, she works closely with the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program... Read More →
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Emily Williams-[Fellow]

Conservator, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Conservator of Archaeological Materials at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 1995 to present. I have worked at museums and sites in England, Turkey, Australia, Egypt, Bermuda, Syria, Belgium and Iraq. Currently pursuing a PhD through the University of Leicester's School of Archaeology... Read More →

Wednesday May 30, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meyerland Meeting Room Marriott Marquis Houston


Houston 2018: Storytelling as Preservation
A panel discussion on storytelling as preservation featuring Deana Haggag, President and CEO of United States Artists, MacArthur award winning artist Rick Lowe, and queer migrant poet and cultural organizier and activist Sonia Guiñansaca will be held on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, from 4:30 to 6pm.

This free event is organized by Untold Stories (https://www.untoldstories.live), a non-profit organization committed to an art conservation profession that represents and preserves a fuller spectrum of human cultural heritage.

For more information,visit https://www.untoldstories.live/houston-2018.

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Sanchita Balachandran-[Fellow]

Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Sanchita Balachandran is Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She teaches courses related to the technical study and analysis of ancient objects, as... Read More →
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Julianna Ly

Student, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
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LaStarsha Dee McGarity

Student, Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department State University of New York College at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo State)
LaStarsha completed an internship at the Brooklyn Museum of Art this summer, and is currently enjoying her third year in the objects lab at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She is a alumna of Texas Southern University, a historically Black college or university (HBCU) in Houston, where... Read More →

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Sonia Guiñansaca

Queer Migrant Poet, Cultural Organizer, and Activist
Sonia Guiñansaca is a Queer Migrant Poet, Cultural Organizer, and Activist from Harlem by way of Ecuador. Guiñansaca a VONA/Voices alumni has performed at El Museo Del Barrio, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the NY Poetry Festival, Galleria de La Raza, The Met, and featured on NBC, PBS... Read More →
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Deana Haggag

President & CEO, United States Artists
Deana Haggag is the President & CEO of United States Artists, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. Before joining USA in February 2017, she was the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD, for four years... Read More →
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Rick Lowe

Founder, Project Row Houses
Rick Lowe is an artist, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow and one of the founders of Project Row Houses, located in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an... Read More →

Wednesday May 30, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Texas Ballroom C Marriott Marquis Houston