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Online course on ethics

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot<-a>
Date: Friday, August 1, 2008
Faic online course:
Professional Responsibility for Conservation

FAIC is pleased to offer an online course to help conservators with
the ethical decisions and priorities encountered in the field of
conservation. "Professional Responsibility for Conservation"
provides readings, case studies, and discussions to get you thinking
and planning. This online seminar will be a forum to consider and
discuss a broad range of ethical issues in conservation of art and
historic artifacts. The topics will address a mixture of issues,
including questions regularly confronted in business transactions
and conservation practices.

Online discussion forums allow you to draw on the combined
experience of other participants, the course facilitator, and select
outside experts. Best of all, "Professional Responsibility" comes to
you. All you need is a computer with Internet access and you are
ready to learn.

About the Course: "Professional Responsibility" is a four-week
course. The course will begin on Thursday, September 11, 2008 and
continue, with new activities and discussions each week, through
October 8. The course site will remain available for reference and
downloads for two weeks after the course ends. The instructor, Sarah
Lowengard, will guide discussions and offer tips and resources
beyond what you find on the course site. You may work on the course
at any time within each week.

The case studies and readings focus on topics selected from:

    Responsibility to the object
    Responsibility to clients
    Responsibility to other professionals/colleagues
    Responsibility to students/employees
    Responsibility to the public
    Responsibility to the profession

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be
able to:

    Understand the relationship between professional responsibility
    and ethical behavior

    Recognize current standards of ethical behavior in three areas
    of conservation

    Identify a situation where understanding of ethics played a role
    in their own professional life

    Recognize the history of responsible decision-making in

Time Requirements: Expect to spend at least six hours per week on
the course--roughly the equivalent of attending a full-day workshop
each week. You will use this time to complete readings and
exercises, and to read and respond to the work of others in the
course. You choose when, according to your own schedule--at noon
during your lunch break, in the evening with a cup of coffee by your
side, or at six in the morning in your favorite jammies.

Registration: The fee for this course is $200 for AIC members, $300
for non-members. To register, complete and return the registration
form, which is available on the AIC website or from the AIC office.
The registration deadline is September 9, 2008. Participants will be
accepted in order of receipt of paid registration. Enrollment is
limited, so early registration is advised.

About the Facilitator:

    Sarah Lowengard, Ph.D., has more than twenty years' teaching
    experience in both formal university classrooms and informal
    education programs. She has developed, taught, or led courses,
    workshops, and tutorials in art conservation, collections care,
    history, academic research and materials analysis. A
    private-practice art conservator since 1979, she initiated the
    Conservation Course Syllabus Web pages for Conservation OnLine
    and served on the AIC Education and Training Committee.


    Course Content: Sarah Lowengard
    Instructional Design: Roberta Westwood
    Project Management: Eric Pourchot
    Hosting and Course Support: iCohere
    Contributors and Reviewers: Eric Alstrom, Jenny Barnett, Alex
    Carlisle, Cheryl Carraba, Patricia Ewer, Corinna Hermann, Helena
    Jaeschke, Paul Himmelstein,  Linn Kennedy, Lyn Koehnline,
    Michael Meredith, Pamela Najar, Ingrid Neuman, Valeria
    Orlandini, Patsy Orlofsky, Michele Phillips, Leni Potoff, Jean
    Portell, Linda Roundhill, George Schwartz.

This course was created with funding from the Getty Foundation. It
is presented with funding from the FAIC Endowment for Professional
Development, which is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and by gifts from members and friends of AIC.

Registration forms and full description is available at


or contact:

    Eric Pourchot
    Professional Development Director
    American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
    1156 15th Street NW, Suite 320
    Washington DC 20005
    202-452-9545, ext. 5
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    epourchot<-a t->aic-faic< . >org

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