Membership

Information

Individual Membership is $25.00 and open to individual museum professionals who perform registrarial functions for institutions in the twelve states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Benefits include:

  • SERA News, the Association's newsletter, which contains topical articles, meeting and workshop reviews, regional updates, and SERA’s business notes

  • Participation and voting privileges at SERA’s annual business meeting (held each October in conjunction with the Southeastern Museums Conference)

  • Discounts on publications produced by SERA

  • Advance notification of SERA-sponsored workshops

  • The opportunity to network with other registrars and museum professionals in the region

  • Access to Members Only sections of SERA's website, where you'll find information on hard-to-find resources, job and internship listings, organizational records, and back issues of SERA News.

Associate Membership is $25.00 and is open to individuals within and outside SERA’s twelve-state region who have an interest in supporting the objectives of SERA. These members receive all SERA benefits mentioned above except for voting privileges. 

Institutional Membership is $75.00 and is open to institutions within and outside SERA’s twelve-state region who have an interest in supporting the objectives of SERA. Up to seven individuals at a member institution will receive all SERA benefits mentioned above.

Student Membership is $15.00 and is open to students within and outside SERA’s twelve-state region who have an interest in supporting the objectives of SERA. These members receive all SERA benefits mentioned above

 

Awards & 

sCholarships

2021 ARCS Registration Scholarship Application Form

Number of Awards Available: Four (4)

Award Amount: $100 or $175 (based on your ARCS membership status)

Deadline: September 13th, 2021

Announcement of Winners: September 24th, 2021

Requirements: SERA Member, Completed Application Form, Cover Letter, Resume, 2 Letters of Recommendation (one from supervisor)

2021 AAM Registration Scholarship Application Form

Number of Awards Available: Three (3)

Award Amount: $235

Deadline: May 19th, 2021

Announcement of Winners: May 20th, 2021

Requirements: SERA Member, Completed Application Form, Cover Letter, Resume

SEMC Travel Scholarship for Emerging Professionals Application Form

Number of Awards Available: 1

Award Amount: $750

Deadline: June 30th, 2021

Announcement of Winners: July 16th, 2021

Requirements: SERA Member, Completed Application Form, Cover Letter, Resume, 2 Letters of Recommendation (one from supervisor)

SEMC Travel Scholarship for Seasoned Professionals Application Form

Number of Awards Available: 1

Award Amount: $750

Deadline: June 30th, 2021

Announcement of Winners: July 16th, 2021

Requirements: SERA Member, Completed Application Form, Cover Letter, Resume, 2 Letters of Recommendation (one from supervisor)

Dan Silosky Award Application Email

Number of Awards Available: 1

Award Amount: $250

Deadline: October 8th, 2021

Announcement of Winners: October 25th, 2021

Requirements: SERA Member, 5+ years in the field in Southeastern United States, two letters of support/Nomination including name, address, phone number, and email of the nominee and both nominators. The letters should include a summary of the nominee's accomplishments and an explanation of why they are outstanding in the field.

 

This annual award recognizes an individual registrar or collections professional for their outstanding contribution to the field and honors long-time SERA member Dan Silosky.  He is remembered for his dedication to the profession, witty outlook on life, and love of scholarship.  A vital member of SERA, he served as the corresponding secretary (1984-1988), was the West Virginia State Representative, and chaired the 1992 Membership Survey.​

 

Past Award
Recipients

Winners of past awards must wait 3 years before reapplying for another award. SERA officers are eligible to apply.

ARCS Registration Scholarship 

2021-

2019- Jordan Brothers Cao, Gregg Museum of Art & Design

AAM Registration Scholarship 

2021- Rebecca Merriman, Mint Museum

2020- Not Awarded

2019- Not Awarded

2018- Kaitlin Romey, Marco Island Historical Society

2017- Not Awarded

2016- Bryan Hilley, Nasher Museum of Art

2015- Julia Bruton, Morris Museum of Ar

2014- Not Awarded

2013- Melanie Neil, Chrysler Museum of Art

2012- Jacqueline Zorn, Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art

2011- Jill Koverman, McKissick Museum

2010- Elise LeCompte, Florida Museum of Natural History

2009- Not Awarded

2008- Melissa McCarriagher, The Center for Puppetry Arts

2007- Sara Hindmarch, High Museum of Art

2006- Terri Hudgins, Cape Fear Museum

SEMC Travel Scholarship for Emerging Professionals

2021-

2020- Not Awarded

2019- Heather M. Otis, Marco Island Historical Society

2018- Michael Moore, North Carolina State Historic Sites

2017- Chelsea Morris, Casemate Museum

2016- Megan Cook, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

2016- Crystal Williams, High Point Museum

2015- Erica Hague, Atlanta History Center

2014- Jane-Coleman Harbison, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

2013- Sarah Conlon, Museum Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

2012- Amber Schneider, Mississippi Museum of Art

2011- Not Awarded

2010- Tyler Nowell, Manship House Museum Mississippi Department of Archives and History

2009- Alexis Thompson, Historic Columbia Foundation

2008- Not Awarded

2007- Andrea Hagy

SEMC Travel Scholarship for Seasoned Professionals 

2021-

2020- Not Awarded

2019- Not Awarded

2018- Jennifer Spence, John James Audubon State Park

2017- Mary Hauser, Gregg Museum of Art and Design

2016- Not Awarded

2015- Kimberly Watson, Weatherspoon Art Museum

2015- Elizabeth Le, The Hunter Museum

2014- Robin Bauer Kilgo, Big Pine Key

2013- Not Awarded

2012- Mary Hauser, Gregg Museum of Art & Design

2012- Carolyn Reno, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

2011- Not Awarded

2010- Kristen Miller Zohn, The Columbus Museum

2009- Not Awarded

2008- Not Awarded

2007- Goldie Lanaux

Dan Silosky Award

2021-

2020- Not Awarded

2019- Not Awarded

2018- Elise LeCompte, Florida Museum of Natural History

2017- Zinnia Willets, Gibbes Museum of Art

2016- Anne T. Lane, Mountain Heritage Center

2015- Martha Battle Jackson, North Carolina Historic Sites

2014- Not Awarded

2013- Not Awarded

2012- Not Awarded

2011- Not Awarded

2010- Zinnia Willets, Gibbes Museum of Art

2009- Not Awarded

2008- Not Awarded

2007- Carrie Taylor, Monticello

2006- Not Awarded

2005- Not Awarded

2004- Not Awarded

2003- Holly Keris, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens