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ARCS Website Resource Submission Form

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Managing Previously Unmanaged Collections: A Practical Guide for Museums
January 2, 2024
Managing previously unmanaged collections can be challenging. The process of securing the collection and making it accessible needs the mindset of a collections manager as well as the one of a project manager. The target audience are museum professio…
Repatriation: Building Bridges between Nations
May 17, 2021
Discussion on different types of repatriations and their importance for building cultural bridges.
Howdy Partner! Mapping the Wild West of Exhibition Collaborations
April 28, 2021
Discussion on the challenges, shared responsibilities, and lessons learned that arise when two institutions collaborate to organize a seamless traveling exhibition.
Off Site Storage: Build or Rent
April 28, 2021
Panel discusses the pros and cons of a museum having its own storage facility versus renting storage space from a fine arts warehouse.
Two Peas in a Crate: Crossover between Museum Registration + Fine Art Shipping
April 28, 2021
Discussion on the ever-changing industry and relationships between shippers and registrars, the pros of having experience in both positions, and how this crossover influences exhibition logistics and problem solving.
What to Expect When You’re Expanding: Pitfalls, Solutions, and How to Manage Your Move
April 28, 2021
This session provides insights for those about to embark on a move project or those already in the midst of one.
Anchors Aweigh: Shipping by Sea
April 28, 2021
This session addresses these and other issues surrounding shipping by sea.
Installation On Display
April 28, 2021
This session discusses the experience, challenges, benefits, and take-aways of installing art in public view.
Producing and Touring a Major Intercontinental Exhibition with Multiple Collections and Host Museums
April 28, 2021
The session discusses how both activities (exhibiting and touring) intertwine into a multi-face challenge, and how this challenge can consolidate rich partnerships with the lenders as well as host museums.
A Foot in the Door: Transitioning a Job into a Career
April 28, 2021
Discussion on the regsitration and collections management career path. The panelists started with education, early interests, and jobs, and then discussed how this led to their careers.
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