What is Registrars to the Rescue?

At each WaMA Annual Conference Registrars to the Rescue (R2R) partners with Art Work Fine Art Services to bring together a team of trained museum professionals to volunteer on a special collections project in a Washington museum.

2017 Registrars to the Rescue (R2R) Workshop – June 21, 2017

Registrars to the (R2R) committee has started planning for Washington Museum Association Conference in Moses Lake and we will need your help.  For the sixth year, the R2R team will partner with Art Work fine Art Serices to bring together a team of trained professionals to volunteer on a special project in a Grant County museum.

If you are a registrar or collections specialist, please join us if you are coming to WaMA Annual Conference or consider helping for the day. It is an excellent networking opportunity!  R2R Committee is glad to assist with ride sharing for participants that want to carpool from the Puget Sound. See attached volunteer application.


Registration for the Annual Conference is not required to participate in this event.
You must be available on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, between 9am – 4pm.
Lunch will be provided.



R2Rart work fine art services

Previous Projects

  • 2012 – Karshner Museum, Puyallup
    Completed condition reports 50 items in the Native American collection that included coiled baskets
  • 2013 – Clymer Museum & Gallery, Ellensburg
    Completed condition reports for and relocated of painting collection to new storage racks.
  • 2014 – Jefferson County Historical Society, Port Townsend
    Completed condition reports, new mounts, and relocation for Victorian-era ontological collection.
  • 2015 – Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale
    Prepared objects for relocation to Brim Family Research Center by using mount making skills reviewed at workshop.
  • 2016 – Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
    Completed condition reports and rehoused traditional Norwegian folk costumes.
    Tacoma Historical Society, Tacoma
    Completed inventory of object storage and rehoused textiles and fragile documents.


Questions? Contact Rebecca Engelhardt
e-mail, rengelhardt@museumofglass.org
or Call 253.284.4705

WaMA Registrars to the Rescue Committee
c/o Rebecca Engelhardt
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402