The 12th European Congress of Registrars will take place on the revised dates of the 3 – 5 November 2022 at the Strasbourg Convention + Exhibition Centre. 

We would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support toward ERC and we look forward to welcoming them to Strasbourg in 2022


Following the recent developments in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the European Registrars Conference 2020 which was originally due to take place on the 12-14 November. The European Registrars Conference will now take place 3-5 November 2022.

This decision has not been made easily but feel that implications following will be felt within the industry for many months to come. As a committee we want to ensure that the attendance from delegates and support from sponsors is the best we can achieve, and the lasting impact of COVID-19 will continue into later this year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors that have committed to supporting the event to date and thank them for their ongoing support. We will share further communications directly with our industry partners.

Thank you also to all the members of the scientific committee, with whom we had developed the programme. Our work is not useless; it will be even richer in 2022! The committee will be continuing to develop plans for the exciting and diverse programme on offer for 2022.

Further details on registration for the event in 2022 and how to become part of the event by submitting your work will be shared in the lead up to the event, we ask you to stay tuned and follow the various social media channels and continued mailers from the committee.

We thank you for your understanding during this time and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all well and we look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful city of Strasbourg for the next European Registrars Conference in 2022.

Please do not hesitate to contact us around and questions you may have at this stage.

Kind regards and stay safe

ERC Committee

20 years after the Second European Conference of Registrar held in Paris in November 2000, it is an anniversary that we will celebrate together. It will allow us to broaden the scope of our reflections on the professional challenges that we have to manage and for which we develop specific professional skills. The significant development of cultural institutions and the proliferation of exhibitions in new geographical areas, often with atypical climate, constitute a challenge for heritage conservation.

The circuits of international art fairs, cultural diplomacy, patrimonialization as a vector of economic development and the demands of cultural rights create new responsibilities for the registrars and the heritage professionals with whom they work. Those involved in presentation and conservation respond by creating agencies and universities to train new generations of collection and exhibition managers.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and rich in many institutions, Strasbourg, is the capital that embodies the fundamental values of Europe (peace, democracy, human rights, dialogue between peoples). The city proposes a diversified cultural offer and develops a lifestyle that we invite you to take part in. I would like to take a moment here to thank you as potential sponsors of this conference. Without your generous support, neither the conference nor our work would be possible.

University Collections
Risk Management

Global Museums
Art Fair
Art Gallery
Build Together

For further information on ERC 2020 please register your interest