ARCS Conference

Every two years ARCS welcomes registrars, collections specialists, and all those who work within our field for three days of educational sessions, networking events, and a chance to meet colleagues from around the world. 


ARCS 2021 Biennial Conference:  Evolution

We are not static institutions; we are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our community and the collections we care for. At present, we are faced with formidable challenges and new frontiers: COVID-19, diversity, inclusion, experimentation, decolonization, cross-cultural understanding, new health and safety protocols, and the integration of current technologies. These developments, among others, are rooted in thoughtful, meaningful, and enduring change. As the guiding theme of the 2021 Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) Biennial Conference, Evolution is an opportunity for our members to share and learn about the new ways the field is adapting our professional standards in response to the major cultural shifts happening worldwide. Please join us in this conversation.

ARCS is taking the conference digital this year! Learn more>>


Past Conferences



2013 Chicago Conference

2015 New Orleans Conference

2017 Vancouver Conference

 2019 Philadelphia Conference


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The mission of ARCS is to represent and promote registrars and collection specialists, to educate the profession in best practices of registration and collections care, and to facilitate communication and networking.

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