The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA) and AIC's Contemporary Art Network (CAN!) are thrilled to announce our yearly Speed Mentoring Session at the 52nd Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 1:00-2:00 PM. These sessions create the chance for emerging conservators and those just entering contemporary art conservation to network through short (10 minutes) one-on-one conversations with established professionals in the field, without all the usual distractions associated with conferences. The session is an opportunity to ask these advisors anything! You can talk about them, about you, or about the field in general. You will have a one-on-one conversation, so nobody will interrupt you, and our impressive group of advisors are eager to listen, discuss and advise. At the end of your session, you will have an opportunity to meet the other attendees, or ask questions to the organizers from CAN! and INCCA. 

If you are interested in reserving your time with any of the following mentors, please send an email to Andy Wolf and Liv Schoenfeld – with your top three preferences. Requests will be dealt with on a first-come first-served basis. 

This year's amazing mentors are: 

  • Alexandra Nichols, Conservator, Time-Based Media at Tate 
  • Margo Delidow, Cy Twombly Conservator for the Whitney Museum of American Art and co-owner and partner at Whryta Contemporary Art Conservation 
  • Jessica Pace, Preventive Conservator at New York University Libraries 
  • Samantha Owens, Associate Conservator at Glenstone Museum 
  • Suzanne Siano, Founder and owner of Modern Art Conservation (MAC) 
  • Michele Marincola, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Conservation and Co-Chair of the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU 
  • Per Knutås, Head of Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 
  • Cass Fino-Radin, art conservator, entrepreneur, and founder of Small Data Industries 
  • Abed Haddad, Assistant Conservation Scientist at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) 
  • Dr. Rachel Rivenc, Head of Conservation and Preservation at the Getty Research Institute 

In addition to taking part in the speed mentoring event, we invite emerging professionals to also sign up for a brief speed-round style interview on their experiences entering the field with mentor Cass Fino-Radin, for the C Word - The Conservator's Podcast. Book an interview time slot with Cass here! We hope to see you there!

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