The Smithsonian founded the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection nearly 40 years ago. What started as a uniquely Smithsonian event now annually unites participants from museums and cultural properties around the nation and the world. Heritage preservation is our core strength with exemplary skills in security, facilities construction and management, risk assessment, and collections stewardship.
The 2016 National Conference on Cultural Property Protection will feature two days of sessions, June 1-2, given by more than 20 speakers, on topics ranging from visitor/public screening to cyber security. The Conference will be held at the National Museum of Natural History on June 1, and the Newseum on June 2. June 3 provides an opportunity for hands-on, interactive workshops. As always, networking is emphasized throughout the day and at a special evening reception offered this year at the Library of Congress.
New this year, Web Only online access to a "members only" area for resources, archived presentations, and continued discussion and networking.
In 2015, approximately 150 guests attended including participants from South Korea, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Viewers also tuned in online from as far as Belgium and Egypt.
Review the daily agenda for the 2016 conference
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