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ARC Conference 2018

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

AUD$440.00 – AUD$605.00

**Please note that due to limitations on numbers, conference registration now requires the approval of the ARC. Please contact [email protected] if you have not yet registered but would still like to attend**

Already attending but unable to download the conference app? There is a web version of the app available here!

Duration and Dimension

Across the collecting practices of galleries, social history and science museums, archives and libraries, the increasing prevalence of time-based and born-digital media acquired, lent, borrowed and exhibited presents significant challenges for registrars. As we respond to these challenges, both tangible and intangible, established registration methods are being tested and often falling short.

Caring for these collections is broadly acknowledged as a cross-disciplinary effort involving registrars, curators, conservators, technicians, artists and technology specialists, including IT and audiovisual experts. Duration and Dimension brings together speakers to explore diverse matters inherent to time-based and born-digital media, presenting practical solutions registrars, their colleagues and experts working in other industries apply to the management of these collections long-term.

Consisting of two conference days and an opening night reception, Duration and Dimension provides a great opportunity for attendees to get to grips with this difficult topic and engage with their peers.

Speakers at this event include:

  • Seb Chan, Australian Centre for the Moving Image
  • Joey Heinen, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Alexandra Nichols, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Grace T. Weiss, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Raina Mehler, PACE Gallery, NY
  • Asti Sherring, AGNSW
  • Carolyn Murphy, AGNSW
  • Jesmond Calleja, AGNSW
  • Lisa Catt, AGNSW
  • Ian McDonald, Simpsons Solicitors
  • Sarah Davy, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Trish Stokes, Museums Victoria
  • Amanda Pagliarino, QAGoMA
  • Mark Brown, Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Anna Henry, AGNSW
  • Valerie Love, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Nick Richardson, ACMI
  • Andrew Martin, DAMsmart
  • Daniel von Sturmer, Monash Art, Design and Architecture
  • Scot Cotterell, MONA
  • Emma Neale, NGV
  • Di Whittle, NGV
  • MaryJo Lelyveld, NGV

Speaker bios and session abstracts can be viewed here.

Many thanks to our sponsor Global Specialised Services for their generous support of our speakers.

UPDATE: The Conference Program is now available! (Please note it is subject to change)

Opening Night Reception

The Opening Reception for the 2018 ARC Conference will be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Date: October 3, 2018

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Venue map

Please enter ACMI via the Flinders Street entrance. For more information on planning your visit, including public transport options, see http://www.acmi.net.au/visit .

When registering for the conference, please use the check boxes to RSVP for this function. It is a required field when booking.

Registration fees

Registration includes attendance at all conference sessions, tea breaks and lunch as per the conference program. Registration fees are in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST. International delegates are not charged for GST.

The ARC encourages online registration and direct payment for the 2018 Duration and Dimension Conference via credit card. Payment can also be arranged via direct bank transfer. If you require an offline payment method (ie. invoice), please contact us at [email protected].

Institutional and commercial members please note that for this event, your membership entitles you to one registration at the ARC Member Rate.

Early Bird special (until  31 July 2018)

  • $400 plus GST – ARC Members
  • $500 plus GST – Non Members

After July 2018

  • $450 plus GST – ARC Members
  • $550 plus GST – Non Members


For those who will be travelling to Melbourne for this event, the ARC has partnered with the Novotel on Collins to offer a discounted rate for conference delegates. Further information regarding this offer will be available to delegates once they have registered. If you require it in the meantime, please contact [email protected].

**Please note the period for receiving this advertised booking rate from the Novotel has now closed. The Novotel will, however, still offer best available pricing to delegates with our event code, subject to availabilty.**

ARC Member Scholarships

Offered with the generous support of our sponsor, International Art Services, ARC Member Scholarships are open to Full ARC members. Applicants need to have been an ARC member for a minimum of two years. A scholarship will cover transport, accommodation and the conference registration fee.

To submit an application, please download the ARC Professional Scholarship Guidelines and the ARC Professional Development Scholarship Application Form.

Scholarship applications are now open. Deadline for submission is COB Wednesday June 13.

For more information and to lodge an application please contact Lauren Dalla at [email protected] or call +61 2 9273 1679.

ARC Achievement Award

Do you know a registrar who has done something amazing that is worth recognising? The ARC Achievement Award is awarded by the ARC Council, based on nominations put forward by ARC members in recognition of contributions of individuals to the Registration profession. Achievements may relate to particular projects, career achievements, or sustained excellence in the field.

The award recipient will be announced at the 2018 ARC Conference. In addition to the award, the recipient will be made a lifetime member of the Australasian Registrars Committee.

Nominations for this award are now open. Deadline for nomination is 5pm on Friday, August 31.

Please send nominations for this award to [email protected] .



October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
October 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
AUD$440.00 – AUD$605.00


Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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