***Essential Workers: Self-Advocacy During and After the COVID-19
During uncertain times, many institutions consider layoffs, furloughs, and
face unprecedented closures. An institution’s senior leadership may not
fully understand the importance of registrars and collections specialists.
ARCS has released a document titled “Essential Worker: Self-Advocacy During
and After the COVID-19 Pandemic” that gives guidance to those who may need
to advocate for their goals. To view this guidance please visit the link

***ARCS & C2C Care: Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times -
June 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET***
Oftentimes when people think about advocacy, they envision meetings with
the civic leaders or visits to Washington, D.C. While this type of external
advocacy for cultural heritage institutions entities is essential, so too
is having strong voices within cultural institutions. Internal advocacy can
take many different forms, but it is crucial for staff at cultural
institutions to be able to advocate to the board, administration, and other
stakeholders to assure that resources are allocated to all areas of need.
Raising awareness will ensure that collections needs are identified,
understood, and addressed. Taking into consideration the current COVID-19
crisis, many museums, libraries, and archives will face budget shortfalls,
but collections stewardships is still a core and essential function of
these institutions.

In this webinar, co-sponsored by the Association of Registrars and
Collections Specialists (ARCS) and Connecting to Collections Care (C2C
Care), presenter Laura Hortz Stanton, Executive Director of the
Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), will discuss how
to utilize advocacy strategies to secure resources and funding for
collections stewardship, preservation initiatives, and conservation

To register for this free webinar:

***Reminder To Complete Vibratory Impacts of Music and Transport on Museum
Collections Questionnaire***
In recent years, museums and cultural heritage organizations around the
world are taking note of the potential impact that vibrations from music
can have on their collections. In addition, new questions are being raised
about the potential impact of vibrations that objects experience during

Scientists involved in the protection of collections are conducting
research into these topics. To inform and focus this research, an
International Research Group (consisting of eight leading museum
professionals and engineers) has formed and designed this questionnaire.
The purpose of this questionnaire is to collect objective information on
the current experiences and practices of museums and cultural heritage
organizations on vibrations caused by 1) music and 2) transport, with the
goal of focusing ongoing research into these topics.

For further details and to complete the questionnaire please use the
following link: https://survey.vovici.com/se/7052282A06D8EA8E

***Important Dates***
-June 10, 2020 - ARCS & C2C Care: Advocating for Collections During
Challenging Times Webinar at 2:00 p.m. ET
-June 16, 2020-#ARCSChat -
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