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Registrars and Collection Managers
(RC-MPMA)

What is RC-MPMA?

The RC-MPMA is a Professional Interest Network within MPMA and is affiliated with the Collection Stewardship Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums (CS-AAM).  You do not need to be a member of MPMA to be active in RC-MPMA, however, it is strongly encouraged.

All museum professionals who have an interest in registration, collection management issues, and related positions are invited to join our organization.  Whatever your position or level of expertise in the museum field, you can benefit personally and professionally by joining the RC-MPMA.

MISSION

The purpose of the RC-MPMA is to promote high standards of museum practice and to foster professional growth between registrars and individuals in related fields. The RC-MPMA promotes the exchange and distribution of information through seminars, publications, and other channels. The organization will follow the Code of Ethics for RC-AAM in all its endeavors.

HOW TO JOIN

Check out the RC-MPMA Membership Page for information on how to join the fun!

BENEFITS OF JOINING

  • Connect with colleagues

Our new Facebook page is the place where members can pose questions to each other, seek vendor recommendations, and share experiences among collegial peers. More social media opportunities coming soon.

  • Build your skills with professional development

RC-MPMA supports members through a number of programs such as newsletters, travel scholarships, networking opportunities, and more. RC-MPMA’s robust engagement at MPMA’s Annual Meeting includes RC-MPMA-endorsed sessions, thought-leaders at the RC-MPMA event and networking opportunities, and collections specific behind the scenes tours.

  • Enjoy fellowship and mentoring opportunities

Scholarships are available for RC-MPMA members to attend MPMA’s Annual Meeting. The award covers basic conference registration, tickets to attend RC-MPMA events, an invitation to the RC-MPMA Breakfast, and a travel stipend. Mentoring is available to RC-MPMA colleagues new to the field.

Please contact us if you would like to get more involved in RC-MPMA or if you would like to submit a session or webinar idea. We welcome your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions.

GET INVOLVED

RC-MPMA is a volunteer committee of MPMA members. Its leadership is dedicated to sharing information about collections management and registration.  We have lots of opportunities for you to be involved! Contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities that fit your schedule and interests.  Contact information is below.

Connect with us via social media to share your stories, challenges and thoughts.

Encourage colleagues to join us!

Social Media Links 

Join us on the RCMPMA Facebook Page!

Follow us on Twitter using: @RCMPMA

News and Events

MPMA Mid-Winter Meeting, January 2019
Albuquerque, NM 
RC-MPMA Chair Report

MPMA Mid-Winter Meeting, February 2018
Billings, MT
RC-MPMA Chair Report

Awards, Fellowships, Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2018 RC-MPMA scholarship winners!  RC-MPMA offers travel scholarships each year for Individual Voting Members to attend the MPMA Annual Conference. The scholarships pay registration fees and help cover other travel costs.   

Michael Lorusso at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, CO is the recipient of the RC-MPMA ANR Transport Scholarship. This scholarship is open to emerging collections professionals.

Kelly Houston at the Pioneer Woman Museum, OK is the recipient of the RC-MPMA Terry Dowd LCC Scholarship. This scholarship is open to collections professionals with six or more years of experience.  

Resources

MPMA Purchasing Co-ops

RC-MPMA Membership Brochure

RC-MPMA Constitution and Bylaws

Leadership List

Alexandra Deselms, RC-MPMA Chair
Collections Manager
Meeteetse Museums
Cody, WY
alexandra.deselms@gmail.com

Heather Coffman, Vice Chair
Registrar
Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center
Lawton, OK
hcoffman@comanchemuseum.com

Ashley Yager, Treasurer
Registrar
Loveland Museum
Loveland, CO
ashley.yager@cityofloveland.org

Development Chair- VACANT
Interested in this position?
Email us at mpmarcmpma@gmail.com

Jennifer Toelle, Secretary
Curator of Collections and Research
Smoky Hill Museum
Salina, KS
jennifer.toelle@salina.org

Casey J. Seger, Membership Chair
Museum Registrar
Great Plains Art Museum
Lincoln, NE
cseger2@unl.edu

Mattie Barlow, Nominations Chair
Archives Manager & Registrar
Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
Oklahoma City, OK
archives@oklahomahof.com

Elizabeth (Libby) Krecek, Publications Chair
Membership Coordinator
Lauritzen Gardens
Omaha, NE
lkrecek1@gmail.com

Jenny Yearous, Scholarship Chair
Curator of Collections Management
State Historical Society of North Dakota
Bismarck, ND 
jyearous@nd.gov

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