Museum Accessioning and Registration of Collections (MARC) Course February 28-March 1 – WILL BEGIN AT 10am on Feb. 28

Due to freezing drizzle in the Norman area, the MARC Course is now scheduled to begin at 10:00am on February 28. Please watch news outlets in morning to be sure the University of Oklahoma is open or does not have a delayed opening.

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 have these or OTHER collections questions, then the Museum Accessioning and Registration of Collections (MARC) Course, developed by OMA, is for you!

This course teaches a solid foundation of basic museum collections knowledge. MARC is great for staff and volunteers working with museum collections, artifact donations, exhibit loans, and much more.
MARC is a two-day course and will be held February 28-March 1 at Sam Noble Museum, Norman. Day one of MARC (10am-4pm) 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 (9am-3pm) 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 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 20 years of collections expertise.

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.
Registration for the MARC Course will be limited to 8 individuals.
This program is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Visit Enid, Oklahoma Archivists Association, Oklahoma TodayThe Springer Company, Oklahoma Registrars Association professional interest network and Sam Noble Museum.