About the Conference

After presenting more than 800 national conferences, workshops, and webinars over the past 43 years, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is known and respected in the preservation and conservation community to be a convener around important topics impacting the field. Curators, librarians, archivists, volunteers, collection managers, emerging professionals, facility managers, and more have joined CCAHA educational programs to learn about collections care practices, developing in-house skills, and creating new initiatives.

The CCAHA Preservation Services Office is responsible for developing and presenting engaging and relevant program curriculum and works collaboratively to provide training, resources, and consultation to all audiences. Since March of 2020, the team has offered virtual classrooms, webinars, and a Colloquium that unites the collections care community across time zones and languages.

Welcome to Our Planet, Our Collections! This virtual two-day conference rests at the core of our lives and daily work - addressing the impact of collections stewardship on the destruction of our shared natural world. We are thrilled to be together with you for more learning, discussion, networking, and study.

Thank you to our partners, LearningTimes, whose generosity has made it possible to increase scholarship funds for additional registrants to attend Our Planet, Our Collections!

Our Planet, Our Collections planning committee: