Museum Accessioning and Registration of Collections (MARC) Course Being Offered March 5-6
Do you have artifacts in your museum collection that are outside of your museum’s mission? Do you have eagle feathers in your collection but are unaware of the laws surrounding their possession? Are you unfamiliar with a Deed of Gift or unsure when to use it?
If you answered yes to any of these questions or have OTHER collections questions, then the Museum Accessioning and Registration of Collections (MARC) Course, developed by the Oklahoma Museums Association, is for you.
This course teaches a solid foundation of basic museum collections knowledge. MARC is a great course for staff and volunteers working with museum collections, artifact donations, exhibit loans, and much more.
The two-day MARC Course will be held March 5-6 at The Museum Broken Arrow from 9:00am–5:00pm Thursday and 9:00am–5:00pm Friday. Lunch is on your own each day.
Day one of MARC will cover mission statements, conflicts of interest, ethics, collections management policies, collecting plans, collections committees, and legal issues relating to museum collections and deaccessioning. Day two will focus on the process of artifact donations including proper documentation, the physical application of a number, cataloging artifact information, loans and insurance.
Karen Whitecotton will be the class instructor. Karen has extensive knowledge in museum collections and has provided service to museum, corporate, and private collection communities through contract registration and consulting services, utilizing 15+ years of hands-on collections expertise.
Registration is $150 and includes handouts and instruction for both days. Institutions sending multiple participants receive a discounted registration as follows: $225 for two people, $300 for three people and $375 for four people. The registration deadline is February 19. Space is limited to twelve participants on a first come, first served basis. This course is sold out.
Marking kits used in the course on the second day of instruction are available from Northern States Conservation Center. Purchase of a kit is not necessary; a sample kit will be provided for participants to share during the course.
OMA reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum number of participants is not met.
This presentation is sponsored in part by National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, The Springer Company, Grady County Historical Society, Daystar Foundation and Library, Inc., Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts, Dane & Lynn Pollei, Collections Research for Museums, and The Museum Broken Arrow.