CSI: Registrars

Each year, in conjunction with the Western Museums Association Annual Meeting, RC-WR organizes its members to volunteer their professional skills at one of the museums near where the meeting is being held.

This all-day event is known as “CSI: Registrars” (short for Collections Services Initiative).

We tend to volunteer at smaller museums, to help them catch up on projects such as: accessioning, cataloging, condition reporting, rehousing objects or any other work that would benefit from the help of trained professionals. See some of our past projects.

2023 CSI: Registrars:


CSI: Registrars 2023 is heading to SANTA ANA!

Thursday, October 5 2023
Leaving Pasadena Hilton @ 9am, returning ~4:30

In the 1990s, the Bowers Museum employed an enthusiastic Collections Manager whose goal it was to encase every object in a plastic bag. With the plastic bags now degrading, and causing more damage than good to the collection, our combined efforts will help make a major dent in their efforts to re-house these objects in their Native American collection, bringing them up to modern conservation standards.

An exciting day of collections care is coming our way, so be sure to show your support for the greater museum community. Carpool transportation will be arranged to the museum from the conference hotel, and lunch will be included. 

Registration is now closed, but email [email protected] for more information!