In light of the current global pandemic, the in-person National Conference on Cultural Property Protection is being postponed until 2021.
We have made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 in-person conference in Los Angeles, California. This decision is based on protecting the health and safety of attendees, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, hotel workers, and the communities to which each would have been returning. As we cannot predict when it will be safe to gather in large numbers again, the NCCPP will be postponed until 2021 in hopes that we will have more stability worldwide.
NCCPP will look to offer a series of online webinars.
While the in-person event is postponed, we know that NCCPP offers information vital to our work. We will offer webinars that feature the same great speakers and discussions, and a chance to learn from other museum and cultural property security teams, from the safety of your own screen. We hope this will also allow more people, who may have been unable to attend the physical conference, to now engage as full participants.
Stay tuned for more details on our virtual event in the coming weeks.
Thanks to the countless people who have already contributed to the content and planning of this even. We look forward to seeing you in person in 2021 and online sometime in the fall.
We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time and look forward to connecting with you soon.
Museums and cultural property sites are faced with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but rapidly adapting and innovating in this new reality is critical.
While the in-person National Conference on Cultural Property Protection is being postponed until 2021 to protect all our health and safety, the 2020 NCCPP will take place completely virtually.
Introducing our new two-day event series where leading organizations connect, learn, and share the best practices in cultural property protection, all from the safety of your own screen.
Through easily accessible presentations, group panels, interviews and Q&A’s, you’ll learn the strategies you need to turn challenges into opportunities during a time of crisis.
Be sure to mark your calendars for September 22 -23, and stay tuned for more details on our virtual event in the coming weeks.
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Conference Agenda — At a Glance
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
10am-2pm | 7am — 11am PST
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
10am-23pm | 7am — 12am PST
The Conference began as an idea of Robert B. Burke, founder and first director of the Office of Protection Services at the Smithsonian Institution.
In 1977, just 20 people from the Smithsonian gathered for the inaugural Conference. Now, three decades later, the Conference unites participants from large and small cultural organizations across the United States and abroad.
Our roots are in security. The National Conference on Cultural Property Protection offers insight and proven solutions for new and seasoned professionals in the field of cultural property protection.
Our programming has evolved as the industry has expanded, embracing collaboration and an interdisciplinary focus on cultural heritage protection and preservation. We are always looking for new ways to meet your educational needs.
The Smithsonian is the founder and driver of the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection. Heritage preservation is our core strength with exemplary skills in security, facilities construction and management, and collections stewardship.
A volunteer board of directors provides oversight and ideas for the Conference. The director of the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Protection Services serves as chair.
Review the daily agenda for the 2018 conference
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