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ARCS Social Philadelphia, #ARCSConf Session Preview & Volunteer Site Deadline ARCS Update Vol 4 | Update 10

May 21, 2019 | ARCS News

ARCS June Social in Philadelphia

ARCS is pleased to announce our next networking social for both ARCS members and soon-to-be members.

When: Thursday, June 20th, 2019
5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103

Socials are a wonderful way for you to build relationships with fellow registrars and collections specialists in your area. They are casual, (no sales pitches!) and fun. AND bring your business card, because at every ARCS Social there is a drawing for a free one-year ARCS membership!

Along with our gracious sponsors for the evening, AtelierFAS and Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, we hope to see you there!


#ARCSConf 2019 Session Previews

Head on over to the ARCS webpage to get a preview of some of the great sessions on offer at our biennial conference in Philadelphia, PA November 7 – 9, 2019.

If you’re starting out in your profession you’ll love the session about Transitioning a Job into a Career and the Emerging Museum Professionals Roundtable.

Looking for new ways to do things? Perhaps the session on Using Business Tools and Strategies to Create Collections Management Processes, or hearing how the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum digitized their collections records will give you new insights.

These are just a sampling of the many sessions this year that cover everything from shipping to insurance to planning a move. If you haven’t already done so, register now for #ARCSConf 2019.

Deadline to Submit Les Bénévoles 2019 Site Proposals

As part of the ARCS conference in Philadelphia this year, we will hold a day of volunteerism at local museums for attendees. We are soliciting project proposals for the event, which will take place on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, prior to the start of the conference.

You can have a day of professional assistance for FREE! That's certainly worth taking the time to write up a proposal, right?  More information about what you need to include in your proposal and what ARCS will provide can be found on our website.

More information about what you need to include in your proposal and what ARCS will provide can be found on our website. Submit your proposal by Friday May 31, 2019 to Conference@arcsinfo.org. Please use subject line: “Philadelphia - Bénévoles Proposal”

Submit an Abstract for the 2019 Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit

The Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Washington Conservation Guild, the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management, and the Smithsonian National Collection Program will once again collaborate with the Lunder Conservation Center to host a Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit, to be held Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Abstracts are being accepted that focus on controlling health and safety risks in preparing, treating, managing and exhibiting artistic, historic, and natural science collections; abating structural hazards; and, responding to disasters that impact collections. Case studies are welcomed as are joint presentations by conservators, collections care professionals, AND health & safety professionals. Previous Summit topics can be found here: 2018 Summit Program Abstracts.

More information about the submission process can be found here. Deadline for submission is August 1, 2019.

Important Dates

  • May 31, 2019. Les Bénévoles! Volunteer Event Applications Due
  • June 14, 2019. Travel Award Stipend Applications Due
  • June 20, 2019. ARCS Social in Philadelphia. RSVP Here
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