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2022 Preparators Conference

  • 05/12/2022
  • 05/13/2022
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR
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2022 Preparators Conference at Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, AR

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.

Hotel group rate will be available. More information forthcoming.

Additional COVID guidelines will be provided.

Cancellations, Refunds, & Transfers

Cancellations will only be considered when received in writing. You may receive a refund for your conference registration (less a $20 processing fee) for written cancellations received to PACCIN on or before 5 PM (EST) April 18, 2022. Any cancellation requests after April 18 will not be honored.

If you cannot attend and want to transfer your registration to someone else, you need to send a written request to PACCIN on or before 5 PM (EST) May 6, 2022. We cannot provide transfers of conference registration after May 6th.

All requests for cancellations, refunds, and transfers should be emailed to:


Statement of Liability Waiver


The organizers of PACCIN’s Preparators Conference expressly disclaim liability for acts or omissions of the organizers and for third parties including facilities suppliers and contractors in conjunction with the event or for the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event. The organizers of this event shall not be liable for any delays or failure in performance or interruption of services resulting directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the organizers including but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, pandemic, failure of transportation, weather, accidents, fires, electrical failures, strikes, labor disputes, postal delays, explosions, and government orders or regulations.

The organizers reserve the right to cancel this function without liability. Attendees who purchased nonrefundable airline tickets do so at their own risk. The total amount of any and all liability of the organizers will be limited to a refund of the attendance fee.

Attendees/Exhibitors at the 2022 Preparators Conference agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless PACCIN, its officers, directors, and agents, against all claims arising out of actions or omissions of Attendee/Presenter at or in connection with the 2022 Preparators Conference except for PACCIN’s own gross negligence or willful misconduct. PACCIN agrees that it will indemnify and hold harmless Attendee/Presenter against all claims arising out of the acts or omissions of PACCIN, its officers, directors and agents in connection with the 2022 Preparators Conference except for Attendee’s/Presenter’s own gross negligence or willful misconduct.

PACCIN reserves the right to substitute an equally qualified speaker in case of an emergency or cancellation. PACCIN has no duty of due diligence with respect to presenters, exhibitors, or sponsors, and makes no endorsements of any presentation or product. The views, opinions, and presentations of speakers at the Preparators Conference may not reflect those of PACCIN. All content provided by the speakers are the property of the speakers and/or institution and not PACCIN.

Your conference registration form acknowledges acceptance of these terms and provisions of registration.

About us

PACCIN is an organization created by, and committed to supporting the work of, Hands-On Collections Care Professionals.
Our members include individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines in both the non-profit, and for-profit arenas.
We are a network of professionals engaged in dialogue with the goal of establishing the guidelines, and best practices needed to secure a sustainable future for the materials that illuminate our past, this while rooted solidly in the realities of the present.
If your job puts you in contact with Art, Artifacts, or other Collections materials and you are charged with their physical preservation then you are one of us.

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