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We are pleased to announce that ART member Rachel L. Conrad has joined the staff of Metropolitan Archivist, as a managing editor. Rachel brings a unique set of skills and experiences to her role: she currently serves as publications editor at the New York Philharmonic, where she was originally employed as an editorial assistant from 2003 to 2006 while she pursued a master's degree in library science at Pratt's School of Library and Information Science, which she obtained in 2006.
She added that degree to an already impressive academic portfolio, which includes a bachelor's degree in flute performance and music history from Temple University and an M.A. in musicology from NYU. After earning her library degree, Rachel spent three years in Washington D.C. as an online publishing specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
She returned to New York in 2010, when the Philharmonic offered her her current position as publications editor. As a managing editor at the Metropolitan Archivist, Rachel joins a team that already includes Mary Ann Quinn and Madeline Rogers, both of whom are delighted to welcome her.
Rachel's extracurricular passion, apart from her cat Mimi, is hiking and long-distance walking. Between hiking trips abroad (most recently to Tenerife) she stays in shape by walking at least one way to work each day, weather permitting, from her home in Brooklyn (about eight miles).
Submitted by Madeline Rogers
STEVEN W. SIEGEL died early Saturday morning, 21 January 2012, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. He would have been 66 on Feb. 23.
Funeral, Monday, Jan. 23rd at 10AM at the Plaza Memorial Chapel,
630 Amsterdam Avenue, (91st Street) in Manhattan (www.plazajewishcommunitychapel.org/).
Please direct condolences in care of Steve’s mother, Mrs. Eleanor Siegel,
9511 Weldon Circle – Apt 302, Tamarac, Florida 33321.
May his memory be as a blessing.
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
President, JGS, Inc. (NY)
To make a gift anyone can use any of the following options – and for each one – please make sure to note that it is in memory of Steven Siegel.
Mail a check (made out to Cornell University with Cornell Hillel.
IMO Steven Siegel in the memo line or attached note) to:
Pittsburgh, PA 15251-2623
To make a gift by phone, call our Annual Fund office at: 1-800-279-3099 and mention that the gift is directed to Cornell Hillel in memory of Steven Siegel.
Or, to make a gift online, click on the link below:
https://www.giving.cornell.edu/give/ and in “Other” Section, “Cornell Hillel” can be noted along with indication of it being in memory of Steven Siegel.
"Conservators Converse," the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network blog of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, has published a nice review of ART's Artists' Records in the Archives symposium. The symposium was held in October as part of the 2011 New York Archives Week.
The blog post was written by Amy Brost, and she describes how the symposium was relevant for conservators working today. She concluded by saying "I gained a new appreciation for the field of archives and preservation, and I am excited by the new directions for collaboration between archivists and conservators."
The post can be accessed at:
ART wants to thank Amy and the American Institute for Conservation. We also look forward to future collaborations between archivists and conservators!