ARC Council update – June 2020

Dear ARC members and supporters,

On behalf of the ARC Council I would like to thank you for your ongoing support through membership and messages of support. 2020 has been a challenging year with the pandemic forcing us into new ways of life and many associated challenges.

Over the past year we have been working on a new structure for council. Many of the previous roles remain, with the addition of social media, website, sponsorship and events roles to further enhance our work and what we can achieve. This was implemented at the AGM that took place on June 16, 2020. Our goal is to ensure we can provide even greater opportunities and support to our members.

At the AGM we said goodbye to Robyn Hovey, Aston Gibbs, Lauren Dalla and Jenna Blyth. A sincere thank you from all of council for your years of hard work and leadership in the industry.

Gina Irish made the hard decision to stand down as President, whilst remaining on council to support us through this transition period – thank you Gina!

 

We also welcome new faces to council, please say hello to Jude Savage, Caitlin Lawler, Sheryn Smith, Lilian Yong and Lauren McAlary.

Following these changes, we have implemented a new structure for the ARC Council which can be viewed here.

Finally, we are reviewing the ARC constitution to bring it up to date with how the council runs, and to better support our members and the goals of the council. We will share updates with you in the coming months.

 

Be safe,

 

Julia Mackay

President

Australasian Registrars Committee

Julia Mackay
Registrar, Exhibitions and Collections @ Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Julia holds a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies and a Master of Art History, both attained from the University of Sydney. She began her career in Registration at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which provided rich and invaluable experience in working directly with artists, along with private and institutional lenders. From there she moved to the State Library of New South Wales, working in a small team who manage the outgoing and incoming loans program and oversee the registration aspect of exhibitions throughout the Library. More recently Julia worked at Sydney Living Museums, managing the registration aspects of temporary exhibitions held at the Museum of Sydney. Julia recently joined the Registration team at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences as Registrar, Exhibitions and Incoming Loans.

Greg Hunter
Collections Registrar @ Melbourne Cricket Club (National Sports Museum)

Greg has been part of the Registration team at the National Sports Museum since 2010. He is responsible for the cataloguing, condition reporting, freighting and packing of a diverse range of over 60,000 objects in three distinct collections, and also manages the museum’s inward and outward loan agreements. Prior to entering the Registration field, Greg worked with the Shrine of Remembrance and was an exhibition assistant with the National Sports Museum, working on the development of the Champions: Thoroughbred Racing Gallery. Greg holds a BA (Honours) in History (2005) and a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies (2012), both from Deakin University. He also holds a Diploma in Law and Collection Management (2014) from the Institute of Art and Law (UK). He is passionate about all things relating to the registration and collections fields, and is delighted to be able to assist ARC in meeting the needs of its wonderful membership base and championing the cause of registrars throughout the region.

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