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Call for ARCS Board Nominations & #ARCSchat The Post-COVID Courier Part 2 Jan 19 @ 1pm ET ARCS Update Vol 6 | Update 1

January 11, 2021 | ARCS News

Board of Directors - Call for Nominations

As the terms of current members of our Board of Directors end, we call on members to serve on our active board of leaders. To better fulfill our mission, strengthen our cognitive diversity, and meet the needs of a global community, we seek individuals with a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. We are encouraging consideration of candidates who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).

In addition, we are seeking board representation from:

  • professionals who steward primarily BIPOC or other less represented collections

  • professionals globally connected, particularly in Latin America

  • small galleries and private collections

  • history, science and children’s museums

  • professionals in adjacent fields, e.g. conservation, preparation, archives and libraries

  • active members of other professional organizations

Please send contact information, a resume, and a statement of interest from the nominee to the Nominations Committee via the Vice President at vicepresident@arcsinfo.org with ARCS BOARD NOMINATION as the subject line. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged.

Deadline for submission is February 26, 2021.

Board members:

  • must be current members of ARCS

  • may be anyone who shares the ARCS mission (with exception of ARCS employees)

  • serve a two-year term

  • may serve three consecutive terms

  • participate in meetings and serve as board liaison to at least one committee or task force

  • expect to spend three to five hours per week on ARCS activities

Board members attend:

  • monthly virtual board meetings

  • two or three in-person annual board meetings

  • in-person board meetings at the biennial conference

  • monthly committee or task force meetings as the board liaison

ARCS Mission: to represent and promote Registrars and Collections Specialists, to educate them in the best practices of registration and collections care, and to facilitate communication and networking. 

#ARCSchat January 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET
The Post-COVID Courier Part 2: The Full Chicago

Couriers are the moment's big unanswered question sitting on the tips of the tongue of museums all across the world. We dared to tackle it in December, but ended up with an onslaught of questions and ran out of time. As a result, we return to you on January 19th with a special "Ask Me Anything" episode designed specifically to answer audience questions directly from our listeners. Bring your thoughts, worries, and comments for our panelist and come prepared to participate with your colleagues in the chat.

To help address your questions, we brought in two experts from the great windy city:

  • Cayetana Castillo, the Executive Director Collections and Loans at the Art Institute of Chicago, who gave a widely viewed presentation last year in conjunction with the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD)
  • Tiffany Charles, the Head of Exhibitions Registration at the Field Museum in Chicago, and who also serves on the AAM Traveling Exhibitions Network Task Force.

Join us Tuesday, January 19th at 1:00 p.m. EST. #ARCSchat

Watch the Livestream on the ARCS YouTube Channel

Call for Proposals ARCS 2021 Biennial Conference: Evolution

ARCS invites you to submit proposals for the 2021 Biennial Conference, Evolution, to be held in Montreal, Canada, on November 10-12, 2021. Sessions may address any aspect of your work, but priority will be given to sessions that reflect the theme of the conference, Evolution. The deadline for submission is February 12, 2021. 

For more information: http://www.arcsinfo.org/programs/2021-montreal-conference/call-for-proposals

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