**#ARCSChat Resumes Sept. 5, 2017**
Join Chair John Robinette (@CargaLatina) and Moderator Robin Kilgo
(@arcs4all) on Twitter on the first Tuesday of every month from 8 – 9pm ET
for a lively chat on a variety of collection related topics. Use the
hashtag #ARCSchat to participate and follow the conversation.  September’s
topic is "Back to School: Get the Most out of Interns and Internships.”  On
October 3rd our topic will be "Tales of Terror: Share your Collections
Horror Stories".

**#ARCSConf 2017 Sessions are Online**
Sessions and daily schedules for the upcoming #ARCSConf 2017 in Vancouver,
Canada are now online. The program truly has something for everyone:
-Discuss collection access, and what it can mean from research,
conservation and community outreach points of view;
-Stay on the cutting edge of emerging technology with sessions on social
media in museums, LED lighting, 3D mount-making and the latest condition
reporting apps;
-Learn about the care and management of ‘unusual’ objects, from zoo animals
to complicated multimedia art installations to osteological collections;
-Navigate international shipping and complicated loan issues;
-Hear what your colleagues in Egypt, Australia, Thailand and elsewhere have
been doing.

**#ARCSConf Registration Now Closed**
ARCS 2017 Vancouver registration now closed as we have reached capacity. If
you wish to be put on a waiting list please email us at arcsi...@gmail.com
with subject heading "ARCS Conference 2017 - Waitlist". Please include full
contact information.

**Travel Document Requirements for #ARCSConf 2017**
All non-Canadian conference participants need to determine what kind of
passport and visa they need to enter and exit Canada. Visit the Government
of Canada’s "Visit Canada" (
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp)page and our “"Getting There" (
for more information and relevant links.  It’s important to note that even
if you don’t require a visa to visit Canada, you are required to have an
Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before leaving your home country
(exceptions are U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa).

**#ARCSConf Student Travel Stipend Applications Due**
A reminder that applications for a $1,000 travel stipend for Museum Studies
/ Science students to attend our conference this year are due by Friday
September 1st. For more information:

**Important Dates**
-September 4, 2017  Deadline for requesting VISA letters from ARCS. For
more info please see our ‘Getting There’ page-
-September 5, 2017  #ARCSchat returns to Twitter-
-October 9 – 10, 2017  Seminar in Mexico City-
-November 3-5, 2017  ARCS Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada
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