• Home
  • KU Libraries faculty member named American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Fellow

KU Libraries faculty member named American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Fellow

Friday, April 26, 2019

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Libraries have announced that Whitney Baker, head of conservation services, has been named an American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Fellow. The honor recognizes her distinguished contributions to the field of conservation.

The AIC is the national organization for conservators and allied professionals. To be eligible for designation as a fellow, one must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience of full-time conservation practice and meet a myriad of other special requirements. Baker joined KU Libraries in 2002 in a conservator role and was promoted to head of conservation services in 2011. 

“Being selected by my peers as a fellow in our professional organization is extremely meaningful,” Baker said. “This honor serves as a vote of confidence for my career as a conservator as well as an administrator and educator.”

Baker was one of six conservators who received the fellow designation in 2018. As a fellow for AIC, individuals may hold leadership roles within the organization. 

“As a fellow, I have a responsibility to share my expertise through conservation treatment, publications and the education of students, interns and staff,” Baker said. 


Connect with KU Libraries

Like KU Libraries on Facebook  Follow KU Libraries on Twitter  Watch KU Libraries on YouTube  Follow KU Libraries' photo stream on Flickr  Follow KU Libraries on Instagram  Follow KU Libraries on Pinterest

Media contacts

Leah Hallstrom
Communications Specialist
leahnel@ku.edu
785-864-3103

1.5 million visits a year at 7 library locations
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection
—American Library Association
KU ScholarWorks offers access to more than 13,000 items created by KU faculty and students
An international leader in the open access movement
Users check out nearly 300,000 items every year
Users access more than 3.3 million articles online each year
More than 111,000 scores, books, sound recordings, and other volumes in Music & Dance Library
Anschutz Library serves as KU’s 24-hour study facility for students
More than 700 Vosper Society members support the mission of KU Libraries
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
KU Today