About MRC

The Midwest Registrars Committee (MRC) is an membership organization made up of museum professionals who reside in the Midwest region, including the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. The first organizational bylaws were adopted in September 1978 during the Association of Midwest Museums conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Most recently, the bylaws were revised, reviewed and adopted by those present at the MRC Annual Business Meeting held during the Association of Midwest Museums conference in July 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We continue to adapt to the changing needs of our members as they work to become strong anchors in the museum community.

The Midwest Registrars Committee has three main purposes:

  1. To provide a platform for the exchange of information and methods among professionals, students and volunteers involved with registration and collections care in museums or related work fields in order to foster professional growth.
  2. To establish an atmosphere of mutual aid and cooperation among Registrars, Collections Specialists, Technicians, and other collections care professionals in the Midwest region.
  3. To enhance the development of professional practices in the field through networking, publications, support of regional workshops and other means.

The Midwest Registrars Committee is open to all museum professionals and independent museum consultants who support the objectives of the MRC. Visit our membership page for more information on annual dues and benefits. The MRC is affiliated with the Collections Stewardship Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and with the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM). Membership in the AAM and AMM is not required to join MRC, although it is strongly encouraged.