I’m traveling to New Orleans for the Association for Registrars and Collection Specialists (ARCS) conference and the Preparation, Art Handling, Collections Care Information Network (PACCIN) summit. Both ARCS and PACCIN represent the interests of preservation practitioners, including art handlers, registrars, collection managers, and other allied professionals. ARCS held a legendary conference two years ago in Chicago and the New Orleans conference again offers a great line-up of speakers and networking events (I’m on the schedule!). PACCIN is holding a summit to identify key challenges for preservation practitioners, including training, professional development, and advancement. As the Chair of the American Institute for Conservation’s Collection Care Network, I am thrilled by the work these energized organizations are undertaking in support of the preservation of cultural heritage. I last visited New Orleans after my wedding in 2012, so I’m happy to be back.
See you there.