Better care for your collections by tearing up your existing loan contracts. Yes, you read that correctly! In a two episode series, #ARCSchat considers two important aspects of our loan contracts and why we should re-evaluate both our knowledge of the subjects and the content of our contracts.
Episode 1 deconstructs our insurance requirements. Hosts John Robinette (@CargaLatina), Robin Bauer Kilgo (@rbkilgo) and Amanda Robinson (@ARobKabob) are joined by guests Mary Pontillo, the National Fine Arts Practice Leader/SVP at Dewitt Stern Fine Art, and Adrienne Reid, the Vice President of Fine Art Insurance at Huntington T. Block. You can find Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org and Adrienne email@example.com and @reid_insures_art.
The courier conundrum: Send or don't send? We tackle the ethics and responsibility behind the decision to send a courier and all that's involved in making the decision. This chat will work in conjunction with the courier training workshop put on by ARCS in Ft. Worth, Texas at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This workshop will address the necessary skills required to travel as well as seek to establish a standard in the quality of supervision. We will also reference research done by ARCS about when institutions decide to send a courier and, if so, who.
Happy New Year and welcome back for January’s #ARCSChat! This month hosts John Robinette (@CargaLatina) and Amanda Robinson (@ARobKabob) sit down and speak with Michelle Millar Fishar (@AMTransparency), one of the founders of the Art and Museum Salary Spreadsheet, the Internship spreadsheet, and most recently, a Union spreadsheet. Our conversation dives into how the salary spreadsheet came to be, looks at some of the wider ranging labor disputes happening in the museum and collections field, and explores both the future of Art + Museum Transparency and how we can begin to enact small levels of change, creating a field of collections stewardship that is more inclusive, accessible and diverse.
Below are links to the resources we discussed in our chat:
For December's #ARCSchat, we wish to compliment the November interview with Joan Baldwin of Leadership Matters and the Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) with her keynote address that she gave at the ARCS Conference in Philadelphia last month. Please enjoy her unedited presentation by streaming or downloading the podcast from the ARCS website, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.
#ARCSChat returns with hosts Amanda Robinson (@ARobKabob) and John Robinette (@CargaLatina) interviewing Joan Baldwin, ARCS 2019 Conference Keynote Speaker. While Robin Bauer Kilgo (@rbkilgo) held down the chaos of the registration desk in Philly, we examined further with Joan the themes of leadership, diversity, and gender equity in the museum field. Resources and topics covered in our talk are linked below and don’t forget to tune-in for our upcoming YouTube Live session with Michelle Millar Fisher from Art + Museum Transparency.
#ARCSChat hosts Robin Bauer Kilgo (@rbkilgo), Amanda Robinson (@ARobKabob), & John Robinette (@CargaLatina) return on Tuesday, October 1 at 8pm EST to discuss Budgeting on a Shoestring! We cover relevant resources and tips when advocating for collection-based projects, discuss the development and creative management of department budgets, as well as the various ways colleagues can make a little bit of budget go a long way.
Robin Kilgo (@ARCS4all/@rbkilgo) is joined by Amanda Robinson (@ARobKabob) and John Robinette (@CargaLatina) as the panel chats live with special guest Toni Kiser, ARCS vice-president and lead #ARCSconf 2019 organizer. We’ll discuss in detail the biennial event slated for November 7 – 9, 2019 and Toni will unveil exclusive conference information that you won’t want to miss!