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Politics, Pests and Podcasts ARCS Update Vol 3 | Update 23

November 6, 2018 | ARCS News

#ARCSChat Tonight!

When governmental budgetary constraints prohibited proper maintenance of the facilities in Brazil's national museum in Rio de Janeiro, politics collided with collections management in a very real way to disastrous effect. In tonight’s #ARCSchat, we'll discuss this precarious intersection, identify the problems, and discuss ways to manage our situations so that more disasters can be avoided. Join us at 8 PM ET on Twitter.

Registration Extended Until Nov. 7th for Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions

Integrated Pest Management Plans are an integral, and oftentimes overlooked, core collection
policy. The Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) and the Conservation
Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) are pleased to offer a day and a half conference of presentations and practical exercises, where speakers will discuss the elements of an integrated pest management plan, present tools for identifying common pests and the best monitoring strategies, introduce types of treatments appropriate for collections objects, and summarize common hazards staff may come in contact with when dealing with pests in their collection.

November 14 – 15, 2018

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Atlanta, GA

Registration Fees:
$150 non-members
$125 ARCS and CCAHA members
Registration deadline: November 7, 2018

For more information and to register, please click here.

ARCS Forum Highlights

Today we want to highlight one of the great conversations taking place on the ARCS Forums.

Do you follow any museum or collections-related podcasts? Or maybe you need some suggestions for something to listen to on your commute. Join the podcast conversation in the ARCS Forum, available to ARCS members only. And don’t forget to sign up to get daily or weekly email updates of the forum conversations so you don’t miss anything!


Important Dates

November 6, 2018 8 PM ET #ARCSchat on Twitter. Participate and follow here.
November 14-15, 2018. Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Institutions Workshop. Register here.
November 14, 2018 6-8 PM ARCS Social - New York City, New York. RSVP here.

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