Corine Wegener, President email@example.com
Corine Wegener is an Associate Curator in the department of Architecture, Design, Decorative Arts, Craft, and Sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Wegener is also a retired major with 21 years of service in the U.S. Army Reserve, the last 13 years of which were as a Civil Affairs officer. Wegener’s last assignment was in Baghdad, Iraq as the Arts, Monuments, and Archives Officer for the 352nd Civil Affairs Command from May 2003 to March 2004. Her primary duty was to assist the Iraq National Museum after the looting in April 2003. Wegener is a coauthor of the U.S. Army publication GTA 41-01-002, Civil Affairs Arts, Monuments, and Archives Guide, a resource for soldiers on the protection of cultural property in a wartime environment. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and dual M.A.s in Political Science and Art History from the University of Kansas.
John Malcolm Russell, Vice President
John Russell is a Professor in Critical Studies and Art History at the Massachusetts College of Art. He has authored four books, including Final Sack of Nineveh: The Discovery, Documentation, and Destruction of King Sennacherib's Throne Room at Nineveh, Iraq, as well as numerous articles on archaeology. Russell is a winner of the James R. Wiseman Book Award and the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize. He was a member of the UNESCO cultural mission to Iraq in May 2003, and until June 2004, Deputy Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Culture for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. For his work in Iraq, Russell received the Archaeological Institute of America’s Outstanding Public Service Award in 2005. Russell is a graduate of Washington University, St. Louis and received his M.A. and Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nancy C. Wilkie, Secretary
Wilkie is the William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology and
the Liberal Arts, and Co-Director of the Archaeology Concentration at
Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She began her archaeological
career in 1968, working on a number of archaeological projects in Greece,
Egypt, and Nepal. Dr. Wilkie currently serves on the Cultural Property
Advisory Committee, a group of experts and members of the general public
who advise the President of the United States on requests from foreign
governments for import restrictions on their archaeological and ethnological
artifacts in accordance with the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation
Act. She served as President of the Archaeological Institute of America
from 1998 to 2002. Dr. Wilkie is the author of more than 30 articles and
co-editor of three books on the archaeology of Greece. A graduate of Stanford
University, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Perry McGowan, Treasurer
McGowan is employed as a Certified Public Accountant in the Minneapolis
office of LarsonAllen, LLP. He is a member of the
Construction and Real Estate Group and functions as a National Tax Office
leader for the firm. McGowan received a Bachelor's degree in accounting
from the University of Minnesota, a J.D. from Hamline University School
of Law and an LL.M from William Mitchell College of Law. He has also earned
other graduate degrees in taxation and international business from the
University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. McGowan is a
member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the
American Bar Association, and serves on the boards of several cultural
and environmental organizations.
Patty Gerstenblith, At Large
Gerstenblith has been Professor of Law at DePaul University College of
Law since 1984. She is Director of DePaul’s program in art and cultural
heritage law and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s International
Cultural Property Committee. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the International
Journal of Cultural Property from 1995 to 2002 and as a public representative
on the President’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee from 2000
to 2003. Her book, Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law, was published in
2004. She received her J.D. from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from
Harvard University in Fine Art and Anthropology. She served as a clerk
to the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Paul Wegener, At Large
Wegener is a logistic planner for Supervalu Inc. in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
He has over 18 years experience in supply, transportation, and distribution
operations. Wegener retired in 2004 as a major with 22 years of service
in the U.S. Army Reserve. For 13 years Wegener served as a Civil Affairs
officer. His numerous overseas assignments include Operation Desert Storm:
Saudi Arabia 1990 -1992, Operation Sea Signal: Cuban refugee crisis 1996,
Operation Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard: Bosnia 1997-1998, and Operation
Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan 2003. He has extensive experience in civil-military
operations and civil/military relations. Wegener graduated from the University
of Nebraska-Omaha, majoring in Geography with minors in History and Military
Margaret Loew Craft, At Large
Meg Loew Craft is Senior Objects Conservator at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to this she was in private practice and was an associate conservator at Winterthur Museum in Delaware and taught as Adjunct Professor in the University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum Art Conservation Program. Ms. Craft is the current president of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and an associate of the International Institute for Conservation. She is associate editor for objects and sculpture for the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation and has authored a number of articles and publications in the field of conservation. She completed her undergraduate studies in chemistry and art history at Denison University in Granville, Ohio and has a Master of Science degree in art conservation from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum Art Conservation Program in Wilmington, Delaware.
Nancy E. Gwinn, At Large
Nancy Gwinn is Director of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, a position she has held since 1997. She joined the Smithsonian in1984 as the Libraries’ Assistant Director for Collections Management. Her career includes positions at the Library of Congress, the Council on Library Resources, and the Research Libraries Group. She currently serves as a member of the Governing Board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and is Chair of its Professional Committee, which has oversight of IFLA's professional program. She is the IFLA representative to the international LAMMS (Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites) committee, which is exploring international collaboration. A former Fulbright scholar at the University of Oxford in England, Gwinn holds a Ph.D. in American Civilization from George Washington University, an A.M.L.S. in Library Science from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. from the University of Wyoming.