ARC User Registration and Membership

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ARC User Registration and Membership

November 22, 2011

The Art Renewal Center, in an attempt to become a self-sustaining organization and to continue to provide an important art resource to the world, has made the executive decision to start user registrations and memberships. Although much of the content of the website will remain free to all users, including all articles, exhibition information, and thumbnails of the 75,000 images on the website, we will be restricting free access of the large images to registered users, and only paid members will have access to the high resolution files. We had hoped to keep this service free, but ARC is losing money steadily.

We will be offering a 50% discount on memberships between now and December 1, 2011. Access to the high resolution images will be extremely affordable at $14.95 a year, ($1.25 a month) which is tax-deductible. Seniors and students will receive a discounted rate of $9.95/year ($.83/month). Most museums charge for admissions and ARC, as a nonprofit, 501(C)(3), educational foundation, must do the same in order to provide the services it does for generations to come. With the proceeds we hope to raise, we will be able to expand many of our features and become an even greater asset to society. We hope our regular users will understand and be happy to support us by becoming members.

We ask those who can afford it to make an additional donation directed to our scholarships, museum expansion or research and articles.