Upcoming ECPN Webinar: Demystifying the Publishing Process in Conservation

The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) is pleased to announce that our next webinar “Demystifying the Publishing Process in Conservation” will take place on Thursday, November 5TH from 12-1pm (EST).
The program will feature three speakers who will share insights from their own publishing experiences: Curator/Conservator Sanchita Balachandran has published in a variety of venues; Research Scientist Michele Derrick served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC); and Conservator Carolyn Riccardelli is AIC’s Director of Communications. The presenters will discuss a range of topics including publishing platforms, the process of writing a peer-reviewed article, collaborative writing, and funding. ECPN hopes that at the conclusion of the webinar, the prospect of publishing will seem less intimidating to conservators at all levels.
ECPN is seeking question submissions for the Q&A session following the presentation. Please submit your questions as comments to this post, or contact ECPN’s Professional Education and Training co-Officer, Elyse Driscoll at elysedriscoll@gmail.com or ECPN’s Chair, Fran Ritchie at franritchie@gmail.com. Questions will be accepted until the morning of the webinar. Unanswered questions will potentially be addressed in an AIC blog post following the webinar.
Attendance is free and open to all AIC members! Registration is required. To register, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7465914120413258753.You will receive an email with information on how to connect to the webinar shortly before November 5th.
If you miss “Demystifying the Publishing Process in Conservation” or wish to watch it again later, it will be recorded and uploaded onto the AIC Youtube channel.  For a listing of past ECPN webinars, please visit our archive on AIC’s blog Conservators Converse, our Wiki page, or AIC’s Youtube channel.
About the Presenters:
Sanchita Balachandran
Sanchita Balachandran is the Curator/Conservator of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She teaches courses related to the technical study and analysis of ancient objects, as well as the history, ethics and practice of art conservation. She completed her graduate work in art history and art conservation at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Michele Derrick
Michele Derrick is the Schorr Family Associate Research Scientist at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she has worked since 1995. She was instrumental in the development of CAMEO, an online database for information on materials used in conservation and works of art. Prior to 1995, she worked as a scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles for 12 years. A chemist by training, Michele’s expertise is in the area of infrared microspectroscopy and she is the author of Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science (Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 1999). She was also the editor–in–chief of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation from 2002-2014.
Carolyn Riccardelli
Carolyn Riccardelli is a conservator in the Department of Objects Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she is responsible for structural issues related to large-scale objects. From 2005-2014 her primary project was Tullio Lombardo’s Adam; she was the principal member of a team of conservators and scientists conducting research on adhesives and pinning materials, as well as developing innovative methods for reassembling the damaged sculpture. She is an active member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), and is currently serving on the AIC Board of Directors. Carolyn holds a B.A. in anthropology from Newcomb College, Tulane University and an M.A. from the Art Conservation Program at Buffalo State College.
Posted on behalf of Elyse Driscoll, ECPN Professional Education and Training co-Officer