As incoming Chair, I am pleased to introduce the officers of the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) for the 2019-2020 term.
ECPN is grateful for the dedication and service of our outgoing officers Riley Cruttenden, Jen Munch, Kat Fanning, and Quinn Ferris; our Regional, Graduate, Specialty Group, and Committee & Network liaisons; and our outgoing Chair, Kari Rayner. We wish you all the best and hope to see you involved in future AIC and ECPN initiatives!
2018-19 and 2019-20 ECPN Officers at the 2019 Annual Meeting in New England: (front, left to right) Keara Teeter, Eve Mayberger, Jen Munch, and Candace Kang; (back, left to right) Caitlin Richeson, Michaela Paulson, Marci Jefcoat Burton, Kari Rayner, Jessica Betz Abel, Katelin Lee, and Natalya Swanson
Meet the 2019-20 Officers:
Evelyn (Eve) Mayberger, Chair
Eve holds a B.A. in Art History with a concentration in Asian Art from Wesleyan University. In 2016, she graduated with M.A. and M.S. degrees in art history and conservation at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University where she specialized in objects conservation. Eve has worked in the conservation departments of the Olin Library at Wesleyan University, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Historic Odessa Foundation, Small Collections Library at the University of Virginia, National Museum of the American Indian, Worcester Art Museum, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (fourth-year internship), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Mellon fellowship). In addition to museum work, Eve has participated in excavations at Sardis (Turkey), Selinunte (Sicily), Abydos (Egypt), and el Kurru (Sudan). Currently, Eve is the Assistant Conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She previously served for ECPN as Vice Chair (2018-19) and Outreach Co-Officer (2016-18).
Caitlin Richeson, Vice Chair
Caitlin holds a BFA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2012). She is currently a graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, majoring in objects conservation with a minor in preventive conservation. She has completed internships or contracting work with Glenstone, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Archaeology and Conservation Lab. Currently, she is completing her third and final year of graduate school. During this year she has interned with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Stedelijk Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She previously served ECPN as an Outreach Officer (2017-19) and Regional Liaison for New York City (2015-16).
Candace Kang, Communications Co-Officer
Candace holds a B.A. in the History of Art with a Museums Concentration from Smith College. She is currently a Conservation Technician for Special Collections at the Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center, and has completed internships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. As an undergraduate, she worked extensively in the frame conservation lab of the Smith College Museum of Art and has treated historic frames from a variety of collections across New England, including the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Previously, Candace served as the Boston Regional Liaison for ECPN. This is Candace’s second year serving as the Communications Co-officer.
Jessica Betz Abel, Communications Co-Officer
Jessica is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University specializing in objects conservation. She earned a Master's of Science in Architectural Conservation from Columbia University, as well as a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Colorado. Jessica has worked as a conservator at the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. In addition to museum work, Jessica has served as a conservator in excavations at Gordion, Turkey and at Samothrace, Greece. Previously, Jessica served as the Atlanta Regional Liaison for ECPN. This is Jessica’s first year serving as the Communications Co-officer.
Natalya Swanson, Digital Platforms Co-Officer
Natalya holds a BA in Art History from the University of South Florida (2014). She is currently a graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) majoring in objects conservation and specializing in the conservation of modern materials and contemporary art. She has interned or worked in the conservation departments at the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH) and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, FL) and various private practices along the eastern coast of the US, including Gulf Coast Art Conservation (Bradenton, FL), Kuniej-Berry Associated (Chicago, IL), Conservation Solutions, Inc. (Washington, D.C.), and DeGhetaldi Art Restoration (Newark, DE). Currently, she is completing a summer internship with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York, NY) which will be followed by a year-long graduate internship at the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY) and a work placement at the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, NL). Previously, Natalya served as the ECPN Regional Liaison to Florida (2015-2016) and the ECPN Graduate Liaison to WUDPAC (2018-2019). This is Natalya’s first year serving as the Digital Platforms Co-officer.
Emma Hartman, Digital Platforms Co-Officer
Emma holds a B.A. in Art & the History of Art and Chemistry from Amherst College. She is currently a conservation technician at the New York Public Library, where she works in support of the Library’s exhibition and loan programs. Previously, she has held internships in conservation at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Frick Art Reference Library, and in private practices in Canada and Italy. Most recently, she was a Fulbright-Nehru student research fellow at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, in New Delhi, where she worked in the Conservation Unit and studied histories of papermaking and paper conservation in India. This is Emma’s first year serving as the Digital Platforms Co-officer.
Marci Jefcoat Burton, Outreach Co-Officer
Marci is currently an Engen Conservation Fellow at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Smithsonian Institution. She has a Master of Arts in Conservation from the UCLA/Getty Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials program, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Chemistry and a Minor in Art History from California State University, Sacramento. Interests and experience include the analysis of synthetic polymeric materials and treatment of polyurethane foam and synthetic rubber with NASM, as well as the technical analysis and treatment of archaeological materials, including mummies, at the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Other previous experience includes work with ethnographic objects and textiles at the National Museum of the American Indian and the Penn Museum, as well as the treatment of paintings, paper and photographs at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, and with various private conservators in San Francisco. This is Marci’s second year serving as the Outreach Co-officer.
Michaela Paulson, Outreach Co-Officer
Michaela is currently an Assistant Conservator at the American Museum of Natural History, working on the treatment of objects to be reinstalled in the soon-to-be renovated Pacific Northwest Coast Hall. She holds a BA in Archaeology with a minor in Art History from Tufts University (2012) and is a recent graduate of the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials (2018). Michaela has interned in objects labs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Historic Architecture Conservation and Engineering Center (HACE) of the National Park Service in Lowell Massachusetts, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. She has also worked in Italy with objects excavated in Perugia and architectural features in situ at a Roman Villa excavation in Vacone, RI. This is Michaela’s first year serving as the Outreach Co-officer.
Keara Teeter, Professional Education and Training (PET) Co-Officer
Keara is a Graduate Fellow at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and will earn her M.S. in Art Conservation in August 2019. Her undergraduate degrees from Dominican University of California include a B.A. in Art with a minor in Art History and B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Currently, Keara is wrapping up her third-year internship with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Previously, she has held paintings conservation internships at the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and Villanova University. Before joining ECPN as a PET Co-Officer, Keara served as a 2015-2016 Regional Liaison based in Philadelphia.This is Keara’s first year serving as the PET Co-officer.
Annabelle (Bellie) Camp, Professional Education and Training (PET) Co-Officer
Bellie graduated with a BA in Art Conservation and Anthropology with a minor in Art History from the University of Delaware in 2019. She is a member of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Class of 2022. Bellie completed pre-program internships at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard, the Arizona State Museum, and the Textile Lab and Paintings Studio at the Winterthur Museum. She also gained extensive photograph conservation experience under the supervision of Debra Hess Norris. During her senior year, Bellie collaborated with the Lenape Tribe of Delaware to complete her undergraduate senior thesis, titled Examining and Reconstructing Mid-Atlantic Native American Net-Making Technology. Additionally, Bellie has volunteered in the FAIC Oral History Archives and conducted six Oral History Interviews. She is also an abstractor for AATA Online. This is Bellie’s first year serving as the PET Co-officer.
Meet the AIC Board and AIC Staff Liaisons:
Molly Gleeson, AIC Board Director for Professional Education
Molly is the Schwartz Project Conservator at the Penn Museum. Since 2012 Molly has worked in the museum’s open conservation lab, “The Artifact Lab: Conservation in Action.” In the Artifact Lab, she treats artifacts in full public view, interacts with museum visitors daily, blogs about the ongoing work in the lab, and regularly gives presentations about conservation. In addition to the outreach in the Artifact Lab, Molly is currently working as a project conservator for the Penn Museum’s Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries reinstallation project. Molly completed her M.A. in 2008 at the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials. Molly is a Professional Associate member of AIC and has been the Board Director for Professional Education since 2017. She previously served as a co-chair of the Archaeological Discussion Group (ADG) from 2016-2018 and as the Chair of the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) from 2011-2013.
Kate Lee, AIC Outreach Coordinator
Katelin joined the AIC team in May 2015 and after roles in meetings, membership, and marketing, now serves as FAIC’s Outreach Coordinator. She promotes awareness of the conservation field within the public and provides membership with opportunities to reach new audiences. She also manages AIC’s social media presence and assists with content creation, development, advertising sales, and community management. Katelin has experience in a variety of fields, including technology research, textile and garment design, and elementary education. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a BA in History and Theatre and holds a master’s degree from New York University in Visual Culture and Costume Studies. This is her fourth year serving as ECPN’s staff liaison.
Sincere thanks once again to ECPN’s 2018-19 officers, who have shown great dedication, effort, and teamwork in furthering ECPN’s mission this past term! We have a number of new initiatives we will be pursuing further during the 2019-20 term, and we hope that our ongoing projects will continue to provide valuable resources for pre-program candidates, graduate students, and emerging conservation professionals.#EmergingConservationProfessionalsNetwork