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Registration Open for Safe Materials Webinar Sept 30 & Statement Regarding Internship ARCS Update Vol 5 | Update 15

September 8, 2020 | In the Press

Registration Now Open! ARCS Webinar September 30th at 2:00 p.m. EST: Boxes, Tubes & Pallets, Oh My! Choosing and Using Safe Materials for Collection Housing

The 2019 Institute for Museum and Library Services Heritage Health Information Survey documented that conditions in storage are critical to the health of collection items held in trust by institutions across the nation. 45% of institutions reported damage due to improper storage or enclosures in the past two years alone. With less than 5% of our collections on public view, improvement to storage is one of the most effective means for improving care of our cultural heritage. 

This webinar will focus on choosing appropriate materials for storage that won’t inadvertently damage your collections over time. Making wise decisions about products and how they are used in rehousing projects will stretch your budget to get the most preservation bang for your buck. Rachael will introduce several resources to help with storage organization, mount design, and material choice and invite members from the ARCS community to collaboratively grow these resources. 

Rachael Perkins Arenstein is a principal in A.M. Art Conservation, LLC a New York-based private practice with specializations in object conservation and preventive care. 

Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $35.00

Registration Now Open! 

Member Advocacy Task Force - Internship Statement

In recognition of the vital opportunities provided by internships and the need for internships to be equally accessible to all groups, the Member Advocacy Task Force releases the following statement in support of compensated internships.  

ARCS supports its members in strongly encouraging their institutions to provide compensated internship opportunities.

Read the full statement here. 

September 1 #ARCSchat with Joan Baldwin now available! 

Missed the most recent #ARCSchat with Joan Baldwin of Leadership Matters? View the livestream here on YouTube:

Or listen to the podcast here: http://www.arcsinfo.org/programs/arcschat-

We want to hear your stories! #ARCSchat is introducing a new segment called "A Day in the Life" that involves you and your crazy job stories. With the voice recorder on your phone, record a 2-5 minute clip telling us the following:

1. Who you are?
2. Where do you work?
3. A crazy or unique work experience you had- whether it happened in the past or during the lockdown.

Email the clip to info@arcsinfo.org or leave a voicemail at (847) 440-4294 and we'll include it in the podcast version of the chat.

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