The Mission of ARCS is to represent and promote Registrars and Collections Specialists, nationally and internationally, to educate them in the professional best practices of registration and collections care, and to facilitate communication and networking. With the Vision of providing annual meetings, workshops, online forums, resources, and publications in print and electronic media, the Association of Registrars and Collection Specialists will enable its members to share ideas, encourage understanding of and adherence to professional standards, and support and improve the care and organization of collections of all types. Membership in ARCS is open to any individual sharing this vision who has a willingness to endorse our goals.
Please note- ARCS uses a secure, encrypted online payment system, thus we are accepting membership via credit card and PayPal at this time. Questions? Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available to individuals employed by museums, private or corporate collections, or related organizations, including independent professionals and sole proprietors providing goods or services to museums or related organizations.
Available to individuals currently enrolled in studies related to museum registration or collections care. Please email us a scan of your student ID.
Available to individuals who have retired from registration or collections care work or from businesses providing goods or services to museums or related organizations.
Available to individuals employed by for-profit businesses providing goods or services to museums or related organizations.
*Dues are $200 per employee for the first five employee members, and $150 for each additional employee member.
Membership dues are assessed per calendar year (January 1 through December 31).
New and reinstated members joining between July 1 and September 30 pay a pro-rated amount equal to 50% of current year dues plus full year dues for the following year.
New and reinstated members joining between October 1 and December 31 pay a pro-rated amount equal to 25% of current year dues plus full year dues for the following year.
Unpaid memberships will be cancelled effective July 1
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