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Sunday, May 15 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
(Emerging Conservation Professionals) Luncheon

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AIC’s Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) and CAC’s Emerging Conservators Committee (ECC) are hosting a mentorship and networking luncheon. The luncheon is open to both emerging and established conservators with the specific intent to foster mentorships. After registering for the event and before the meeting, participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire on their career interests and experiences. ECPN and ECC will use the information provided by the questionnaires to arrange thoughtful seating that pairs potential mentor and mentees at the tables. While participants enjoy a provided lunch, speakers will address the group to give tips and advice on how to cultivate mentorships throughout their careers. Afterwards, each table will be prompted to discuss provided topics, in the hopes of encouraging people to find mentors/mentees at their site. Since the luncheon occurs on the first day of conference, participants will have the opportunity to continue discussions throughout the remainder of the meeting. 

Moderators
avatar for Marie-Catherine Cyr

Marie-Catherine Cyr

Assistant Conservator, Paintings and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada / Musee des beaux-arts du Canada
Marie-Catherine is the Assistant Conservator, Paintings and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). She has been active within the CAC for a number of years, first as one of six co-founders of the CAC Emerging Conservators Committee (ECC) and now as a translator for the CAC Journal and as a Board Member, finishing her term as the Strategic Alliance Liaison Councillor. Marie-Catherine has a background in Arts and Sciences... Read More →
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Stephanie Lussier

Paper Conservator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Stephanie M. Lussier is an independent conservator and conservation educator who has worked in a wide range of settings including fine art museums, regional labs, and library special collections. Stephanie has made a concerted effort to pursue collections-based work and has a strong interest in interdisciplinary projects that enhance the conservation dialogue among conservators and allied professionals. A current IMLS 21st century museum... Read More →
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Fran Ritchie

Project Conservator, American Museum of Natural History
Fran Ritchie is an Objects Conservator who specializes in the preservation of taxidermy, with experience working on historic specimens across the United States. She is currently the Project Conservator for an IMLS grant-funded project researching materials used to conserve historic mammalian taxidermy at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Yale University's Institute for Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Fran is the Chair of the... Read More →
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Michelle Sullivan

Assistant Conservator, J. Paul Getty Museum
Michelle Sullivan is an Assistant Conservator in the Department of Paper Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She holds an M.S. and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from 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 experience includes graduate internships and fellowships at the National Gallery of... Read More →

Speakers
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Sarah Melching

Silber Director of Conservation, Denver Art Museum
Sarah Melching received her M.A.C. in paper conservation from Queen™s University. She also undertook additional training at the Library of Congress, National Gallery of Canada, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. From 1992-2007, Sarah was in private practice in the Pacific Northwest. Sunshine beckoned in 2008 at which time she began working as the paper conservator at the Denver Art Museum. In 2009, she became the Silber Director of... Read More →
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Tracy Satin

Heritage Officer/ Curator, Westbank First Nation
Tracy Satin spent her teen years growing up in Rome (Italy), which had a profound impact on her life. Upon completing high school, she moved back to Canada and worked to get her BA (Brock University) and MA (University of Alberta) in Classical Archaeology. After working several years in the field (literally) as an archaeologist Tracy decided she wanted to branch out into the field of object conservation and heritage preservation. Tracy... Read More →
avatar for Jeanne Beaudry Tardif

Jeanne Beaudry Tardif

Team Lead, Conservation, Library of Parliament


Sunday May 15, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 510


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