Membership Categories

Membership Categories

Individual ($65/year)
Available to individuals employed by museums, private or corporate collections, or related organizations, including independent professionals and sole proprietors providing goods or services to museums or related organizations.

Student ($40/year)
Available to individuals currently enrolled in studies related to museum registration or collections care. Please email us a scan of your student ID.

Retiree ($40/year)
Available to individuals who have retired from registration or collections care work or from businesses providing goods or services to museums or related organizations.

Corporate ($200/year)*
Available to individuals employed by for-profit businesses providing goods or services to museums or related organizations.

*Dues are $200 per employee for the first five employee members and $150 for each additional employee member.

Membership Information

  • Membership dues are assessed and renewable per calendar year (January 1 through December 31).
  • New and reinstated members joining between July 1 and September 30 pay a pro-rated amount equal to 50% of current year dues plus full year dues for the following year.
  • New and reinstated members joining between October 1 and December 31 pay a pro-rated amount equal to 25% of current year dues plus full year dues for the following year.
  • Unpaid memberships will be cancelled effective March 1.

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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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