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Workshop on writing for conservation publication

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot<-a>
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2005
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works, presents a workshop on "Writing for Conservation Publication"
Friday, September 30, 2005, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. At The Getty Center,
Los Angeles, California Courtesy of the Getty Conservation Institute

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

Course Fee: $130 AIC members; $180 non-members
Enrollment Limit: 25
Registration Deadline: August 31, 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 September 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 at a nearby hotel on the
        morning of Saturday, October 1*

    *   Follow-up for those participants who wish to send written
        materials to the instructors for comment and critique*

The number of appointments available on October 1, 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.

    Aline M. ("Lindy") Harrison is adjunct Associate Professor of
    Chemistry at York College of Pennsylvania, and also teaches
    "Effective Technical Writing" for the American Chemical Society.
    She is the author of twenty professional articles, holds three
    patents, has given numerous presentations and, as well, presents
    online courses for the American Chemical Society. In her
    spare time she has written two books for children on boating
    safety.  She is a licensed pilot.

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 Works
    1717 K Street NW  Suite 200
    Washington DC 20006
    202-452-9545, ext. 12
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    epourchot [at]

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:10
                Distributed: Wednesday, August 17, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-10-027
Received on Thursday, 28 July, 2005

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