We are back with another #ARCSChat bonus episode for the month of May! #ARCSChat hosted a much-requested special episode about how the numerous changes in the world resulting from COVID-19 will affect our insurance policies and requirements. Representatives from these fantastic ARCS sponsors Huntington T. Block, Willis Towers Watson, Liberty Mutual Underwriters, and Berkley Asset Protection weighed in on the issues and responded to your live questions. A special thanks goes out to all who wrote in and requested this topic!
With the recent release of AAMD’s Resolution on the use of deaccession and restricted funds during the COVID-19 pandemic, #ARCSChat hosts John T. Robinette (@CargaLatina) and Amanda Robinson (@ARobKabob) reached out to various experts in the museum and legal fields to gather their insight and opinions on the impact and future change AAMD’s statement might have on art institutions throughout the United States and beyond. Join us as we interview Director of the Institute of Museum Ethics Sally Yerkovich, attorney Mark Gold, and attorneys and hosts Steven Schindler and Katie Wilson-Milne of The Art Law Podcast.
It is that time of year to dust off your emergency preparedness plans and get ready for May Day! Join #ARCSChat hosts John Robinette (@CargaLatina), Amanda Robinson (@ARobKabob), and Robin Bauer Kilgo (@rbkilgo) as they speak with hosts Jenny Matthiason and Kloe Rumsey of @thecwordpodcast. We dive into some EMP basics and cross-check common areas of risk mitigation relevant in both the US and the UK. Do we also touch on a little of COVID-19 and EMP? You bet.
Resources referenced in this podcast are listed below:
The C Word Podcast: https://thecword.show/
AIC FAIC May Day: https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/emergencies/mayday
Collections Trust: https://collectionstrust.org.uk/
Museum of London Object Handling: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Resources/e-learning/handling-museum-objects/
You know all those environmental standards we’ve been holding onto so tightly in our loan contracts? Yeah, well they’re PROBABLY wrong. That’s right - hold on to your N95s and listen in to #ARCSChat's second episode of our two-part series on loan contracts. In this discussion guests Joel Taylor, Senior Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute, and Caitlin Spangler-Bickell, Graduate Intern at the Getty Conservation Institute and PhD candidate with the research network NACCA (New Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art) join hosts John Robinette (@CargaLatina), Robin Bauer Kilgo (@rbkilgo) and Amanda Robinson (@ARobKabob) to report on their ongoing research on the subject and explain why exactly we should let go of this notion.
Resources discussed in the chat, as well as additional material, can be found in the Documents Exchange on the ARCS Forum.
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.