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2024

Speakers

Mark Wallace

Director, Office of Protection Services (OPS), Smithsonian Institution

Mark Wallace is the Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Protection Services (OPS) and the host and chair for the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection. He is a strategic leader in risk management and mission effectiveness and has over 24 years of law enforcement and museum security experience.  

 Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Mark was the Chief of the Office of Protection Services for the National Gallery of Art (NGA), where he managed a diverse workforce of more than 300 personnel. While at NGA, Mark prioritized technology upgrades to maintain a high level of security and enhance incident-reaction time while accurately counting the number of people that enter and exit the building and providing discrete and accurate surveillance and behavior analytics.  

In addition to his work for the National Gallery of Art, Mark worked as Director for the Integrated Emergency Operations Center for the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2013, where he was responsible for the safety and security of the Pentagon Reservation. Prior to that, he was Acting Director for the Department of the Interior’s Information Sharing and Analysis Division. There, he worked as a Watch Commander, Interim Director of the Victim Assistance Program, Intelligence Coordinator, and Acting Assistant Director. Mark also served the Department of Justice from 1994 to 2004 in several roles, including Law Enforcement Coordinator and Anti-Terrorism Officer in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He also serves on the board of the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection.  

Mark holds a master’s degree in national security strategy from National War College, a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice from the University of the District of Columbia, and an associate’s degree in law enforcement from the University of the District of Columbia.   

EVENTS

Photos

8:50 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Welcome Mark Wallace

All Conference

Conference Moderators Sgt. Alia Davis Sgt. Ronald Gaskins Adam Bartelt

8:50 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

Welcome Mark Wallace

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

May Day! Wet Books Workshop Robert (Bob) Combs Sam Snell Melissa Miller Andrew Robb

Day 2

Meet Your Moderators Nikkia Morgan Bertha Ellis Terrell Wilson

Day 1

Meet Your Moderators Alia Davis Ronald Gaskins Terrell Wilson
Photos + Videos

8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Introduction Ron Cortez

All Conference

Official Conference Photographers Charlotta Magruder Sgt. Will Palenscar Theodore Ellis Angie Kerns

8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Introduction Meroë Park

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Emergency Operating Procedures (EOP) Workshop Darielle Pasquito Mark Gonzales

11 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Welcome
Recordings

11 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Welcome

11:05 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Introduction by Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III

9:00 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Cultural Heritage Anti-trafficking Training for Federal Law Enforcement Dawn V. Rogala

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

The Museum: A Short History of Crisis and Resilience Samuel J. Redman

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote: Why the Museum Matters Daniel H. Weiss

9:40 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

HSI’s Role in Protecting Cultural Property Michelle Bednar

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

The Fire at Notre Dame: A Chronicle of the Restoration Process Francesco Bandarin

12:25 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Preparedness and Response in Collections Emergencies (PRICE): The Smithsonian’s First Central Collections Emergency Response Team

10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

FBI Art Crime Team’s Update Kristin Koch

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Cultural Property Protection Structure and Fundamentals Glenn Dowd Breh Franky

10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Assistance to Ukraine – Response and Rescue Katelynn Averyt Katharyn Hanson

12:25 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Crime Deterrence and Forensic Traceable Liquids: Impacting Illicit Antiquities Trade Alesia Koush

1:10 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Vulnerability Assessment Results and Risk Management Resources Daniel (Dan) Genua Michael Stewart

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Activists and Art: Protecting Our Cultural Heritage Genia Reaves Steven Hellman Christopher Singh Lambert Fernando Lance Chwan LJ Hartman John Carter Michael Thornton

11:25 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Emergency Communications Coordination Les Borsay Ramon Davis Melinda Machado Linda St. Thomas

1:25 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Locked Up With Art. How to Keep Your Visitors, Staff, and Collection Safe During a Lockdown Kim Covent Wesley De Smet

2:10 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Lightning Round: Technology, Machine Learning, Evolv, and Employee Screening Adrienne Jordan Kevin Roby Charlotte Whitacre Patrick Blasiol Steven Fischer

2:10 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Working With a Barrier Model in Our Fight Against Art Crime Ibrahim Bulut Wesley De Smet

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Conservation and Exhibit of Stolen Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre” Olivia Miller Ulrich Birkmaier

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Video Analytics Panel Dan Bailey Mario Piccolino

3:45 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Case Study: The MoMA Incident and Staff Wellness and Safety Michelle Reugebrink Amanda Jones Tunji Adeniji Danny Platt

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New Directions in Fish and Wildlife Service Cultural Site Monitoring and Protection Carla D. Burnside Kimberly L. Fondren

4:35 p.m.– 5:20 p.m.

Year in Review Robert (Bob) Combs

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Reception Anthea M. Hartig Mark Wallace

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Year in Review

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Building a Culture of Care at the National Gallery of Art: New Approaches to Engaging Front-Facing Staff Mikka Gee Conway Haywood Turnipseed Jr. David Lee Jeannette Ibarra Shindell Eric Bruce

5:10 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Closing

5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Virtual Networking

5:10 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Closing

5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Virtual Networking

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