Mellon Research Initiative

Advisory Committees

For the course of the Mellon Research Initiative, three advisory groups were convened to study institutional aspects of research, as well as to review the IFA’s place in promoting present and future research in art history, archaeology, and conservation.


Academic Review committee

The Academic Review committee focuses on issues most pertinent to emerging scholars of art history: Publishing and the PhD, Teaching Art History Today, and the Geography of Art History.

Members:
Patricia Rubin (Committee Chair; Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director and Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University);
Timothy  Barringer (Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art and Director of Graduate Studies, Yale University);
Elizabeth Cropper (Dean of the National Gallery's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts);
Thomas Cummins (Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art, Harvard University)
Whitney Davis (Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art, University of California – Berkeley);
Cécile Whiting (Professor and Chair of Art History, University of California – Irvine)
Wu Hung (Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago; Director, Center for the Art of East Asia; Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art)


Archaeology Advisory committee

The Archaeology Advisory committee convened to identify the current issues in the field of archaeology.

Members:
Janet  Richards (Committee Chair; Associate Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and Associate Curator for Dynastic Egypt at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan);
Li Liu (Sir Robert Ho Tung Professor in Chinese Archaeology, Stanford University);
Clemente  Marconi (James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology; University Professor, Institute of Fine Arts – New York University);
David  O'Connor (Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art, Institute of Fine Arts – New York University; Co-Director, Yale University-University of Pennsylvania-Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Excavations at Abydos);
Robert  Preucel (Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor and Chair of Anthropology; Gregory Annenberg Weingarten Curator-in-charge of the American Section, Penn Museum; Director of the Penn Center for Native American Studies);
Carla  Sinopoli (Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology; Director and Curator of Asian Archaeology at the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan)
Adam  Smith (Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University)

 

Conservation Educators Committee

The Conservation Educators Committee has discussed various issues pertaining to the future of conservation training.

Members:

2011:
Michele Marincola Committee Co-Chair; Sherman Fairchild Chairman and Professor of Conservation, Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU; Conservator, The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (part-time); Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Suzanne Deal Booth, Committee Co-Chair, Board member, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU; IFA-CC alumna 
Norbert Baer, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Conservation, Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU
Aviva Burnstock, Head of the Department of Conservation and Technology, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Margo Delidow, Andrew W. Mellon Teaching Fellow, Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Adrian Heritage, Professor of Wall Paintings Conservation at Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (CICS), Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Margaret Holben Ellis, Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation; Director, Thaw Conservation Center, The Morgan Library and Museum (part-time); Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Richard McCoy, Conservator of Objects and Variable Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Mary Oey, Preservation Education Specialist, Library of Congress
Hannelore Roemich, Institute of Fine Arts Professor of Conservation Science
Patricia Rubin, Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director and Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU
Timothy Whalen, Director, Getty Conservation Institute

2012:
Michele Marincola, Committee Chair; Sherman Fairchild Chairman and Professor of Conservation, Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU; Conservator, The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (part-time); Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Norbert Baer, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Conservation, Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU
Aviva Burnstock, Head of the Department of Conservation and Technology, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Margaret Holben Ellis, Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation; Director, Thaw Conservation Center, The Morgan Library and Museum (part-time); Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Debra Hess Norris, Chair and Professor Art Conservation and Photographic Conservator, Henry Francis DuPont Chair in Fine Arts, University of Delaware
Hannelore Roemich, Institute of Fine Arts Professor of Conservation Science

2013-14:
Michele Marincola, Committee Chair; Sherman Fairchild Chairman and Professor of Conservation; Conservator, The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (part-time); Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra 
Norbert Baer, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Conservation, Conservation Center
Jiuan Jiuan Chen, Assistant Professor, Buffalo State College
Margaret Holben Ellis, Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation; Director, Thaw Conservation Center, The Morgan Library and Museum (part-time); Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Ioanna Kakoulli, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles; Chair, UCLA/Getty Conservation Interdepartmental Degree Program; Director Archaeomaterials Group
Debra Hess Norris, Chair and Professor Art Conservation and Photographic Conservator, Henry Francis DuPont Chair in Fine Arts, University of Delaware
Ellen Pearlstein, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies and Conservation Program, University of California-Los Angeles
Patrick Ravines, Director and Associate Professor, Art Conservation, Buffalo State College

 

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