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Call for applications--FAIC Collaborative Workshops Advisory Committee in Photograph Conservation

From: Sylvie Penichon <sylvie.penichon<-at->
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The FAIC Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation Advisory
Committee has a single vacancy for a 2- to 4-year term.  The
Committee is charged with the programing and management of the
workshop series and this position offers an exceptional way to serve
the field, reflect on growing trends, analyze needs, respond to
challenges, work in collaboration, connect globally, and think
creatively. Committee members must commit to a minimum of one
conference call meeting per month (typically an hour on the last
Friday of each month) as well as providing input, ideas, and advice
regarding workshop topics, faculty, and content.  AIC / PMG members
with an interest in this position, should contact the Advisory
Committee Chair, Sylvie Penichon (sylvie.penichon<-at->cartermuseum<.>org
by June 30, 2013. Nominees will stand for a general PMG election
taking place electronically over a two-week period during the
summer.  The successful candidate will be announced in the Specialty
Group Columns of AIC News Online.

Background: In 2009, the Foundation of the American Institute for
Conservation was awarded $1,000,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation to establish an endowment to support workshops in
photograph conservation.  Endowment earnings are used toward
creating three workshops every two years, two hands-on workshops for
smaller groups and one lecture-based workshop geared toward a larger
audience. The primary goal of the workshops is addressing emerging
needs in the field of photograph conservation, including the
characterization and study of traditional photographic processes as
well as the preservation and identification of digital prints and
other new media.

The workshops build on the already established model of the Mellon
Collaborative Workshops while taking advantage of the structure of
AIC, including the participation of their qualified staff as well as
their established contacts in conservation and allied fields. In
addition, FAIC is contributing close to $100,000 every two years in
matching funds.

Core members of the Committee are Debra Hess Norris, Chair and
Professor, Art Conservation, University of Delaware; Nora W.
Kennedy, Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, The
Metropolitan Museum of Art; Stephanie Lussier, Director of Education
and Training, AIC Board; and Eric Pourchot, Director of Professional
Development, FAIC.  In addition to these members, the Photographic
Materials Specialty Group is charged with selecting three advisors
serving two- to four-year terms. Current elected members are Sylvie
Penichon (Chair), Paul Messier, and Luisa Casella. Paul Messier will
be rotating off the committee. We are grateful to him for his four
years of service and constant good ideas.

Sylvie Penichon
Conservator of Photographs
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817-989-5087
Fax: 817-989-5099


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