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Chris Barber
10-23-2018, 09:40 AM
Welcome to a first edition of news and outreach for the PACCIN membership. This blog type newsletter will be produced as needed to keep our membership aware of major goals, accomplishments, and growth of our organization, its fascinating members, our corporate and institutional partnerships, and the many related trades of PACCIN overall.

If you want to submit material or otherwise participate in this newsletter please contact membership@paccin.org.

Upcoming Events

PACCIN has partnered with the AIC Connecting2Collections online learning programs to produce a series on major principles in lighting, case fabrication, art handling, and mount making. The four webinars are offered starting October 25 through November 15, 2018. This is the second educational co-production that PACCIN developed with an affiliate organization, the first was in 2015 with ARCS. Further work is being perused through the STASH products and materials assessments initiative. Please see Connecting2Collections (https://www.connectingtocollections.org/) for further details on this recent set of exciting online courses.

PACCIN Biannual Conference (https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/events/paccin-europrepcon-2019-2) at three museums in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 11-13, 2019. Several principals and members from PACCIN will present alongside numerous other international colleagues. Registration is still open for our first European event.

The Good News

There is always strong weekly activity on the list-serv. (http://www.paccin.org/content.php?110-ListServ)

Our forum is an active resource of solid technical information.

The Jobs Board has many interesting postings for new opportunities. (http://www.paccin.org/forumdisplay.php?23-Job-Listings)


Michael Van Hartingsveldt, Collections Management Technician and specialist in East Asian collections at LACMA, has joined the Membership Committee - Welcome!

Ellie Bloom, Assistant Registrar/Lighting Designer/Artifact Photographer at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, joined the membership Committee as well. Great to have you along.

Major PACCIN Accomplishments, Initiatives, and Goals

In the four years following our formalization as a non-profit member based trade organization in 2014, PACCIN Membership and Program Committees have hosted 2 inter-nationally attended conferences in Pittsburgh and Fort-Worth for over 180 participants each, helped host three Social events around the country for up to 200 guests, and partnered in delivering three special training conferences in Los Angeles and Seattle.

Over the last year (2018) the Membership Committee has been working on identifying and implementing a new membership management portal with MemberPlanet (http://www.paccin.org/content.php?330-Join-Us-page). This effort ties into a larger goal to redevelop our website and the entire visitor experience of PACCIN online. We have seen significant registration and signups of our 200+ members through the new MemberPlanet portal (http://www.paccin.org/content.php?330-Join-Us-page), but do need all members to sign on and complete profiles to best serve and communicate with everyone.

The Publications Committee and Board will be working to prioritize the needs to redesign our website. Your membership dues, plus other specified financial contributions from sponsors and donors, are what make a major retooling of the PACCIN online presence and functionality possible. Thank you for joining (http://www.paccin.org/content.php?330-Join-Us-page), participating, and supporting.


Assistance and talent are always welcome on PACCIN committees (Publications, Programs, Membership...). Contact info@PACCIN or specific Committee Chairs (as listed on PACCIN.org) to get into the action.

If you are interested in having Social events in your city or region, contact info@PACCIN to get started. There are a wide range of social event types that can increase the awareness of PACCIN and engagement of your professional community. We can work with you to plan, promote, organize, and celebrate a great new enrichment for you and your local colleagues.

Sean Harrison
Membership Committee