About our organization

The RC-WR represents and advocates for Registrars and Collections Managers in the Western United States, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

In cooperation with AAM’s Collections Stewardship Professional Network, we promote high standards and best practices in our profession, through workshops, service initiatives, stipends, a quarterly newsletter and networking through meetings and conferences, including our Annual Business Luncheon held during the Western Museum Association’s Annual Meeting.

History

RC-WR was first organized in 1977. Charlotte A. Johnson, Registrar at the Lowie Museum of Anthropology, was the first Chairperson, serving from November 1977 through the ratification of the bylaws and until an election was held in the Fall of 1979, when RC-WR was officially founded.

Today, RC-WR is the largest and most active regional Registrars’ committee in the United States.

Past Chairs

  • 2017-2018: Amber King
  • 2013-2017: Clare Haggarty
  • 2012-2013: Nicole Nathan
  • 2010-2011: Jacqueline Cabrera
  • 2008-2009: Jacqueline Cabrera
  • 2008 (January-May): Kristen Schmidt
  • 2006-2008: Ted Greenberg
  • 2004-2005: Susan Dolan
  • 2002-2003: Carolyn Rissenen
  • 2000-2001: Cherie Summers
  • 1998-1999: Paulette Hennum
  • 1996-1997: Melissa Rosengard
  • 1994-1995: Melissa Rosengard
  • 1992-1993: Sarah Kennington
  • 1992: Lella F. Smith
  • 1990-1991: Lella F. Smith
  • 1988-1989: Faye Johnson
  • 1987: Renee Montgomery
  • 1985-1986: Renee Montegomery
  • 1983-1984: Renee Montegomery
  • 1982-1983: Kittu Gates
  • 1980-1981: Kittu Gates
  • 1979: Charlotte A. Johnson