The 2022 PACCIN Conference Registration opens this Friday January 21. The conference will be held at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR on May 12 and 13. Please stay tuned to the website where we will have updates on hotel information, our Event Scholarship program and the latest COVID 19 requirements. The registration link will be posted on the Prep Con page this Friday.

Please check your membership status. Has your membership lapsed? If you are not a member, this is a great time to become one. As a member you receive a discounted conference fee and become an important part of a growing museum profession. You can sign up for membership from the main page of this website.

The conference will address art preparation, art handling and collections care. This year’s theme will be on adaptation.

The year 2020 was a year of intense and unrelenting adaptation—we had to relearn entire systems that were nearly perfected; learn to wear ever-present face masks and face shields; learn to do physical work while somehow physically distanced; learn to be virtual; learn to look at our work in a whole new light of cultural reckoning over race and privilege and evaluate where we stand, where our institutions and workplaces stand in that discussion—learn to change our minds and our hearts.

How have you adapted? Covid-19? calls for social change we cannot ignore? the changing Climate and need for sustainability? changing conditions in the workplace or during an install?

Speaker submissions for the conference are due by January 31, 2022.

For more information, please check out the Prep Con page on this website!