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We are happy to announce that our next Preparators Conference will be held on May 12th and 13th of 2022 at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (CBMAA) in Bentonville, AR.

We are excited to partner with CBMAA to bring Prep Con to a new region in the United States. Featuring a diverse collection of American art, and a commitment to exhibitions bringing women and BIPOC artists to the fore, the CBMAA is situated on 120 acres of lush Arkansas greenery traversed by a network of nature trails and art walks. The conference will be held within the sweeping glass expanse of CBMAA’s Great Hall, designed by architect Moshe Safdie.

Conference Theme: Adaptation—it’s how living creatures have continued to survive, grow and thrive for eons of our shared history on Earth. Adaptation is a requirement in the face of a changing world, changing conditions, changing weather, changing knowledge. It’s through adaptation that we grow, and our corner of that world, art preparation and collections care, has had to adapt over and over to grow since our disciplines emerged as distinct within the realm of cultural preservation and exhibition.

Request for presentation proposals will be posted soon with further details.

Conference Registration begins in January 2022