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Board Report, Meet Up in Denver, & #ARCSConf Prelim Schedule ARCS Update Vol 4 | Update 14

July 30, 2019 | ARCS News

Report from the Board

In June the ARCS board met in Philadelphia to plan for the future and to reflect on how far the organization has come in 7 years. The last of ARCS’ founding board members rolled off, and we would like to thank those four founding board members for their service:  Jacqueline Cabrera, Jean Gilmore, Tamara Johnston, and Irene Taurins. We would like to recognize all of the founding board members, and thank them for their vision and for establishing such a solid foundation for ARCS.  

We also welcomed new members Melissa Bechhoefer, Stephanie Lampkin, Elise LeCompte and Shannon White to the ARCS board. With new perspectives and expertise, our meeting focused on the future of ARCS with a review of the new strategic plan. In the next couple of months we will share with you the strategy and how we plan to implement this on behalf of the field. Tecker International has worked with us to provide exceptional guidance on developing an implementation plan and understanding your needs. Be on the look-out for upcoming surveys - we want to hear about how ARCS can best support your professional growth.

As a first step in implementation, the board approved a committee restructuring that will enable us to provide more programming and learning opportunities. ARCS needs you! We are seeking members who would like to join a committee or task force, and help shape the growth of ARCS. If you are interested in joining a committee or task force, please let us know at info@arcsinfo.org. More information will be forthcoming about these new committees and volunteer opportunities where you can take the lead on behalf of your peers.  
And the Conference Committee is working hard on our November biennial conference in Philadelphia. We hope to see you there! 

ARCS Meetup in Denver, CO

ARCS is pleased to announce our next networking meet up for Registrars and Collections Specialists. 

When: Wednesday, August 21st, 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Rino Beer Garden
3800 Walnut St. Denver 80205 (Free parking)
These events are a wonderful way for you to build relationships with fellow registrars and collections specialists in your area. This is a no host event, so start your tab at the bar.  Bring your business card, because  there will be a drawing for a free one-year ARCS membership! We hope to see you there!

Register Here!

#ARCSConf 2019 Preliminary Schedule is Up 

We are pleased to announce that the preliminary schedule of sessions for the 2019 ARCS Conference in Philadelphia has been released.  As always, the 3 days include sessions on a range of great topics, from innovative loan programs to facility reports to technological strategies.  A more detailed schedule will be released soon, but in the meantime, have a look at our conference webpage and start planning your conference experience! 

Newsflash from A Member

ARCS member and art conservator Gwen Spicer has recently published a book titled Magnetic Mounting Systems for Museums and Cultural Institutions (2019). This book serves a critical need in addressing the proper uses of magnetic mounting systems for all types of art works. Including case studies and over 80 photograph images and drawings, the book explores a broad range of artifact types and magnetic systems that can be employed and manipulated for uses in exhibition and storage.  Books can be ordered on Gwen’s webpage, Spicer Art Conservation.

Important Dates

  • August 21, 2019. ARCS Meet Up in Denver, CO. Register here
  • November 7 – 9, 2019. #ARCSConf 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.
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