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Forum Spotlight, NAGPRA Survey, & Member News ARCS Update Vol 4 | Update 3

February 12, 2019 | In the Press

ARCS Forum Spotlight  

Have you ever catalogued temporary or ephemeral artifacts? How about had an artist use spray paint in your gallery? If so, get on over to the ARCS Forum and share your expertise with colleagues!

None of us have time to re-invent the wheel, and that’s why our forum is a such a great resource – find people who have already dealt with what you’re dealing with, or share your solutions and save a colleague some time!  Besides being a place to ask and answer questions, you can also share documents and events. 

And don’t forget, you can sign up for a daily or weekly email that tracks Forum activity, so you can easily keep up with all the questions, answers and documents. Find out more on our Forum Preferences page.

Survey on NAGPRA

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was enacted in 1990, almost 30 years ago. This fall, the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS, MG-70-18-0050-18) to develop a network of practitioners to support NAGPRA implementation. To that end, they are conducting a nation-wide survey of museum professionals and NAGPRA representatives of tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and federal and state agencies.  The goal is to develop a picture of NAGPRA implementation 30 years in and to identify opportunities for the future.
Please take a moment to lend your voice to the conversation! The survey is anonymous and will take about 10 minutes. Please answer the questions as completely and honestly as possible. Your feedback will be used to inform the scope and direction of this community of practice.
The hope is to talk to as many people as possible, so please forward the survey link (https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9shmcoehFpXncAR) to colleagues and organizations engaged in this work.

Newsflash from a Member

Board member John E. Simmons is teaching  Connecting to Collections Care’s online course, Collections Management for Smaller Cultural Institutions, running February 12 – March 5, 2019.

Important Dates

March 5, 2019. #ARCSchat on Twitter. Participate and follow here.

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