2023 Conference Stipends and Sponsors

Deadline to apply is June 9, 2023!

The Midwest Registrars Committee board is very pleased to announce that the MRC will be awarding up to seven travel stipends at two different levels to assist with registration and travel costs to attend the 2023 Association of Midwest Museums and Association of Indiana Museums Joint Conference in Indianapolis! There will be one day of virtual programming on July 19, and the in-person conference will be July 26-29.

This year, we are offering two levels of stipend awards: Half stipends of $375, or Full stipends of $750. If you or your institution are able to afford funding most of your conference attendance, consider applying for a $375 stipend. The total number of conference stipends awarded will depend on how many applications are received for each stipend level. We will be awarding a total of $2,625 in stipends this year!

Please keep in mind that all recipients of conference stipends will be expected to complete the following:
– Write one article for the Fall 2023 MRC Courier (articles due October 13th) about a session you attended at the conference
– Attend the MRC Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, July 27th from 12:45-2:15pm at Social Cantina, 148 S. Illinois St. (about a 5 minute walk from Union Station). Lunch is included.

If you know of any deserving students who are interested in registration and collections management, please encourage them to apply as well. All applicants must be MRC members with 2023 dues paid, but applicants may join MRC at the time of their application submission. (You can join or renew your MRC membership here: https://midwestregistrars.org/membership-2/joinrenew-membership/. Please follow that link to join MRC or renew your membership for 2023, whether or not you are interested in applying for a travel stipend!)

The deadline for applications for MRC travel stipends is June 9, 2023. Anyone who is interested in attending the conference to is encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, contact MRC Vice-Chair Leslie Ory Lewellen at lory@artsmia.org.


Thank you to our 2023 MRC Sponsors!

Midwest Level Sponsors
Sponsoring $1,000 Annual Meeting and MRC Lunch Sponsor

Masterpiece International – Midwest Level Sponsor

Great Lakes Level Sponsors
Sponsoring $750 Full Travel Stipend

Dietl International – Great Lakes Level Sponsor (x2)
Guardian Fine Art Services – Great Lakes Level Sponsor

The Rolling Plains Level Sponsors
Sponsoring $375-$500 Partial Stipend

A2 Fine Art Storage & Services – Rolling Plains Level Sponsor