Get Involved! Conservation Education, Outreach, and Advocacy Webinar

Dear MRCG Members,

See below for info on the next Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) webinar, to be held on April 23. Note that it features an MRCG member, Mr. Richard McCoy:

The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) is pleased to announce that our fourth webinar – “Get Involved! Conservation Education, Outreach, and Advocacy Webinar” – will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd.

The program will feature three speakers with experience working in various aspects of conservation education, outreach, and advocacy: Teresa Myers, private practice conservator who participated in the American Alliance of Museum’s Museum Advocacy Day in 2011; Richard McCoy, an arts and cultural consultant with an established history of writing for digital and print publications, teaching in graduate programs, and creating innovative web projects; and Sarah Barack, private practice conservator and co-chair of AIC’s K-12 Educational Outreach subcommittee.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions before and after the webinar here on the AIC blog, as well as during the webinar in a Q&A session. Please submit your questions to Anisha Gupta at agupta[at]udel[dot]edu. Questions will be accepted until the morning of the webinar, during which your questions will be posed anonymously. All unanswered questions at the end of the program will be addressed in an AIC blog post following the webinar.

Attendance is free and open to all AIC members. Registration is required and will be open until the webinar begins on April 23rd. To register, please visit

In addition to this webinar, ECPN has hosted three webinars in the past that address a diverse group of subjects. To view two of the programs, please see the links below. The recording of ECPN’s third webinar, “How to make the most of your pre-program internship,” which featured two speakers with experience supervising pre-program interns, Emily Williams and Thomas Edmondson; and two speakers with more recent experience as pre-program interns, LeeAnn Gordon and Ayesha Fuentes is forthcoming.

“Self-advocacy and fundraising for independent research” with Debra Hess Norris, July 2012

Follow-up Q&A to “Considering your future career path: working in private practice” with Rosa Lowinger, Julia Brennan, and Paul Messier, November 2012

For more information on ECPN’s webinar series, please visit

Saira Haqqi
Conservation Center
Institute of Fine Arts

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