2020 Courier Workshop

Schedule | Location | Description & Registration | Cancellation Policy

Workshop Update 

As of March 9, 2020 there are no plans on cancelling the ARCS 2020 Courier Workshop in Ft. Worth, Texas. The cancellation deadline has been extended so if you are unable to attend and notify us at info@arcsinfo.org  by 11:59PM PST on Monday March 9, you can be refunded your registration fee minus a 10% administration fee. Thanks again and safe travels to all of our attendees. 


Thursday, March 12, 2020

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

Friday, March 13, 2020 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM CST

Please note: Lunch is provided for both days of the workshop. 


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St
Fort Worth, TX

Description & Registration

Curious about courier do’s and dont’s? Your role is an exciting but stressful and confusing part of managing collections. As a courier, how can you be better equipped to handle the challenges and curveballs of traveling with objects, especially internationally?

In conjunction with the European Registrars Group, ARCS presents a pair of one-day workshops designed to equip both individual couriers and their trainers with tools needed for success. Attend one or both days to strengthen your couriering skills, and learn how to train others for the journey.

The workshops are based on the Courier Training Program Framework, developed by the European Registrars Group to promote best practices in the museum and gallery sector. This curriculum - now adapted for a US-focus for these workshops - provides attendees with comprehensive manuals for both courier and trainer including training presentations and real-world scenarios. Sessions will be led by framework creators:

  • Desirée Blomberg, Group Manager, Exhibition Coordination & Loans, Moderna Museet, and Board Member, Nordic Registrars Group
  • Kathy Richmond, Registrar, Museum of London

Day One of the workshop will be geared toward professionals responsible for outgoing loans and couriers. This workshop will provide an overview of the courier framework, followed by an in-depth “train the trainer” session that will enable you to train your couriers and potentially develop your own training materials based on the framework.

Day Two will be geared towards both new and experienced couriers. You will be able to put into action the framework program, giving you an in-depth look at the realities of couriering. Sessions will detail the purpose and responsibilities of couriers; how to prepare loans for travel; condition reporting; transit practices by land, air, and water; dealing with the unexpected; and courier do’s and don’ts.

*Please note: Trainers of couriers are encouraged to attend both days to gain this first-hand experience of training with the framework.

Registration has reached a maximum registrants! If you are interested in being added to the waitlist please send an e-mail to info@arcsinfo.org with "ARCS Courier Workshop 2020 - Waitlist" in the subject line.

Cancellation Policy

If you have already registered for one of our workshops and you are no longer able to attend, our cancellation policy is as follows:

Cancellations made in writing fourteen (14) days will receive a full refund. Cancellations made in writing by 11:59PM WST on Monday March 9 will receive a refund minus a 10% administration fee. No refunds are available after that time. Refunds will be processed after the workshop.

Transfers to another person, however, may be made up to four (4) days before the beginning of the workshop. 

Submit all requests to ARCS via email at info@arcsinfo.org. ARCS regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation policy must be submitted in writing prior to the start of the workshop.  

Badge sharing, splitting and reprints are strictly prohibited.

ARCS will notify you thirty (30) days in advance of the workshop, in the unlikely event that the workshop or workshop should have to be cancelled. 

ARCS is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements.

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