From low-cost training resources to navigating new risks in the digital world, the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection has something for everyone.
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 roughly 150 participants from large and small cultural organizations across the United States and abroad. We honor these humble beginnings and pay tribute to the founder through the annual Robert B. Burke Award.
Learn from the best, discover new trends, and take away effective tools for your organization. Network with national and international peers from small and large museums, libraries, galleries and cultural centers.