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Workshop on writing for conservation publication

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot<-a>
Date: Monday, February 7, 2005
Writing for Conservation Workshop

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works, in partnership with Northeast Document Conservation Center,
presents a workshop on "Writing for Conservation Publication"
Monday, April 11, 2005, 8:30 am - 5 pm at NEDCC, Andover,

Instructors: Barbara Appelbaum and Michele Derrick Curriculum
created for AIC by Barbara Appelbaum, Michele Derrick, Lindy
Harrison, and Chandra Reedy

Course Fee: $120 AIC members; $180 non-members Enrollment Limit: 25
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2005 (if space remains).
Registration fee includes optional follow-up advice and coaching.
Participants are responsible for all meals, housing, and
transportation. Participants will be selected based on order of
receipt of registration. Special FAIC Individual Professional
Development Scholarship funds are available; funding applications
must be received by February 15.

This one-day workshop, with follow-up activities conducted by email
and phone, is designed specifically to assist conservation
professionals who wish to write for professional journals or for
book publication.  The workshop will include:

    *   Information and exercises aimed at both journal article
        writing and book writing, tailored specifically for the
        conservation profession

    *   A combination of lecture, discussion, small-group work, and
        hands-on writing exercises

    *   Optional one-on-one assistance on the morning of Saturday,
        November 6, 2005 (see note below)

    *   Follow-up for those participants who wish to send written
        materials to the instructors for comment and critique (see
        note below)

            Note: The number of appointments available on April 12,
            2005 is limited; priority will be given based on order
            of registration. Follow-up coaching for participants
            will be available by phone and/or e-mail for a 30-day
            period following the workshop.

Participants are encouraged to come with ideas for an article or
book manuscript.  The workshop will be adapted to the needs of the

Topics include:

    Writing for Peer-Reviewed Journals
    Writing Book Manuscripts
    Choosing a Title
    Overcoming Obstacles to Writing
    Publication Steps
    How to Get the Most Out of Writing Groups


    Barbara Appelbaum is a partner in Appelbaum and Himmelstein of
    New York City. She has written numerous articles for the AIC
    Journal, APT Bulletin, and other conservation publications.  She
    is on the Board of Editors for Art and archaeology technical
    abstracts and is the author of Guide to environmental protection
    of collections, published by Sound View Press.  She is a Fellow
    in AIC and IIC.  She has taught courses for New York University
    as well as writing workshops for the Textile Conservation Group
    and AIC.

    Michele Derrick is the editor of the Journal of the American
    Institute for Conservation.  She is a conservation scientist
    consultant, working with the Museum of Fine Art, Boston (MFA)
    and other clients.  She expanded and restructured the CAMEO
    database on conservation and art materials for the MFA under a
    grant from IMLS.  She performs problem-solving compositional
    analyses for manufacturing, medical, electronic, and forensic
    applications using infrared microspectroscopy, optical
    microscopy, and microtoming.  She has taught several workshops
    on microscopy and has published numerous books and articles for
    the Getty Conservation Institute, JAIC, and others.

Housing and Transportation: NEDCC is located in Andover,
Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.   For driving directions, see
<URL:>.  Hotels in the area are approximately
$80-$90 per night. Specific housing recommendations and travel
directions will be sent to all participants.

This program is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for
the Humanities and by the FAIC Endowment for Professional
Development, which is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and by contributions from members of the American Institute for
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

For more information, contact:

    Eric Pourchot
    Program Officer for Professional Development
    American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
    1717 K Street, NW  Suite 200
    Washington, DC   20006
    202-452-9545, ext. 12
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    epourchot [at]

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:37
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 9, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-37-010
Received on Monday, 7 February, 2005

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