**#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. http://www.arcsinfo.org/programs/2017-vancouver-conference/sessions **#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" ( http://www.arcsinfo.org/programs/2017-vancouver-conference/travel-to-canada)page 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: http://www.arcsinfo.org/programs/2017-vancouver-conference/travel-stipends **Important Dates** -September 4, 2017 Deadline for requesting VISA letters from ARCS. For more info please see our ‘Getting There’ page- http://www.arcsinfo.org/programs/2017-vancouver-conference/travel-to-canada -September 5, 2017 #ARCSchat returns to Twitter- https://twitter.com/arcs4all -October 9 – 10, 2017 Seminar in Mexico City- http://www.arcsinfo.org/programs/2017-seminar-in-mexico-city -November 3-5, 2017 ARCS Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada
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