ERC 2018 provides a fantastic opportunity to present your work within the programme.

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Abstract key dates

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to Friday 11 May 2018.
Abstract notifications sent – w/c 4 June 2018

Abstract topics

There are three themes to this year’s European Registrars Conference and we would like to invite you to put forward papers on under the following topics:


Looking forward - the changing nature of registration, exhibition and collection management.

Registrar in the 21st century:

  • A recognised profession & the next generation
  • Revisiting working practices: what has changed in the last 20 years
  • Working with Registrars: a non-Registrar’s perspective
  • Global reach
  • New borders and challenges (including ‘Brexit’)

Challenging spaces and expectations:

  • Working with unconventional display spaces.
  • New models of storage and access
  • Artists and galleries: how has this relationship evolved?

Collections Management – new policy areas and ways of working

  • The fast changing technological environment: how do we care for digital collections?


The registrar’s essential toolbox, looking at the fundamentals of what we do in new ways. These could be seminar or participatory sessions, lectures or panel discussions.

Standards and Practice:

  • Lending and Borrowing
  • Packing
  • Transport, shipping and customs
  • Sustainability
  • Acquisitions and disposals: a comparative approach
  • Insurance
  • Copyright
  • Registrars’ perspectives on legislation and legal jargon

Effective collection management.

Alert but not Alarmed. Museum Security


Working together within our museums and galleries, with partners, across borders and across the sector. Joint papers from different perspectives or institutions are especially welcomed here.

Joint acquisitions

Touring exhibitions for hire and touring exhibitions companies: financial planning, logistics, practicalities and resources

Unconventional partnership projects (national and international)

Knowledge sharing: sustained learning and engagement experiences through skills sharing

Working across our sector – with shippers, insurers, commercial galleries and foundations.

Protecting cultural heritage: a cross-sectoral collaboration

  • Natural Disasters
  • Conflict and Cultural Heritage

Abstracts must comply with the following format:

  • Specify your preference of chosen topic
  • Include a 150-word overview of your proposed presentation
  • Include the authors who will be presenting at the conference, please detail the institution
  • When prompted please advise the level the presentation is aimed at (introductory, general or higher)


Please review the abstract guidelines before commencing the submission process. For any abstract queries please contact ERC2018abs@mci-group.com

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Travel Bursaries

We are delighted to offer a limited number of travel bursaries to delegates who have submitted an abstract. Please email ERC2018@mci-group.com for further details regarding your submission, this will then be reviewed during the abstract review meeting and you will be advised if your submission was successful. 

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ERC 2018 provides a fantastic opportunity to present your work within the programme.

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