Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC): Strategic Planning for an Evolving Field
Eryl P. Wentworth
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC)
January 13, 2011
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About the Lecture:
This presentation examined the three overarching goals in the Foundation’s strategic plan--expanding education programs, building awareness of the conservation profession, and strengthening the organizational structure and capacity of FAIC. The plan was developed through a series of stakeholder meetings and surveys that highlighted the needs and trends in the field.
About the Speaker:
Eryl Wentworth has served as the Executive Director of AIC and FAIC since 2004, following a museum career spanning over 20 years. Her most recent museum position, held for six years, was Director of The Octagon, Museum of the American Architectural Foundation, a museum of architecture and design and an 1801 National Historic Landmark. With an M.A. in anthropology and museum training and a background in conservation, she has supported the care of collections throughout her career by working with conservators to plan and implement major re-housing, storage, treatment, and exhibition projects and by securing federal and private foundation grants for preservation and conservation projects. She has served as a panelist for NEH challenge grants and preservation and access grants, along with IMLS conservation project support grants, and has served on the boards of both local and national nonprofit organizations.