Museum Accessioning and Registration of Collections (MARC) Course to be offered February 28-March 1

Posted by OMA on 11/19/2018
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 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 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.

Registration is $150 and includes handouts and instruction for both days. Institutions sending multiple participants receive discounted registration as follows: $225 for two people, $300 for three people and $375 for four people. Register online here by February 18.
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.
One scholarship will be offered to an OMA member. (Scholarship recipient must commit to attending both days.) The deadline to apply for a scholarship is February 8. Apply for scholarship here.
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 Registrars Association professional interest network and Sam Noble Museum.