Call out for abstracts for issue 71 of the ARC Journal

Call for contributions on sustainability.

The Australasian Registrar’s Committee is seeking contributions for forthcoming issues of the ARC Journal in 2016.

Abstracts are due by Friday 9th October 2015. Please submit via email to: [email protected].

Issue 71 Journal Theme: Sustainability

Articles are being sought from those studying or working in the field of museum and exhibition registration and cultural collections. Abstracts should be between 100-150 words and address the theme outlined below. Successful applicants will be invited to write an article between 500 – 1500 words. Feature Articles or Case Studies of up to 3500 words detailing significant/relevant projects are also welcome. Contributions from within the profession are highly valued and always incredibly well received as a means of sharing current approaches and experiences with peers and colleagues.

Registrars and Collection Managers have always engaged with a range of sustainability practices, contributing to the preservation of cultural objects and information for future generations. Recently sustainability has become a much wider topic of discussion both within and outside of the museum context. ARC is seeking submissions for articles addressing economic, environmental, social or cultural sustainability issues from those working in the field of museum registration, exhibitions and/or cultural collections.

Article topics might include, but are not limited to

  • Cutting costs/ smarter use of available resources to contribute to economic sustainability.
  • Contributing to social sustainability by providing greater collection access to particular communities or groups
  • Registration activities that have impacted and enhanced cultural sustainability
  • Coping or preparing for the effects of climate change on long term collection care and storage.
  • Re-considering registration activities for their impact on the environment, such as limiting waste through recycling or re-purposing equipment or exhibition materials, limiting air freight and carbon emissions.