Western Museums Association - Annual Meeting

Annual Conference

Wednesday, September 20, 2017–Saturday, September 23, 2017

Edmonton, Alberta
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The Western Museums Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting in partnership with the Alberta Museum Association offers invaluable educational and networking opportunities for Registrars and collections related professionals. With the theme of UNITE, WMA 2017 will focus on the ways museums can unite across sectors, across communities, and across borders to work towards innovative and inclusive solutions to shared concerns. With this idea of the working together in mind, the 2017 Annual Meeting Program Committee approved many collections and registration-themed presentations within the 40 overall sessions.

Registrars and Collections Management professions will find the following programming of particular interest:

Pre-Conference Tours
• Royal Alberta Museum's Acheson Collection Centre

• Registrar’s Committee Western Region Breakfast

• Deaccessioning: Making Our Collections The Best They Can Be
• Barcoding for Location Tracking: Uniting Best Practices
• The Art of the Appraisal: Art and Artifacts
• Repatriation: Building Relationships and Making it Work
• Targeting Pests in the Modern Museum Environment
• Unite your Collections Care: Roundtables 101

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See the 2017 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program

Special Registration Promotion for the Month of June! Register before the end of June and be automatically entered to win 2 free tickets to the evening event of your choice.


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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.

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