New library planned for Camberwell College of Arts

Summer 2015 saw the start of building works at Camberwell College of Arts (CCA) (University of the Arts London); two new buildings are planned which will incorporate, among other exciting additions, a new library with study space. The building work is planned to be complete in 2017 and we can’t wait to see the result. […]

SFMOMA Library and Archives closed for major redevelopment

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library and Archives (SFMOMA) are currently closed as the museum undergoes a major redevelopment. SFMOMA will re-open on May 14, 2016. For more details on the expansion and their vision for the future follow this link: http://future.sfmoma.org/#transformation. Contributor: Alexandra Duncan, Central Saint Martins (UAL)

180,000 New York Public Library digitised items now available to download

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has made over 180,000 copyright-cleared digitised items available as high-resolution downloads. The collection, including rare and unique materials, can be accessed and downloaded via NYPL Digital Collections: http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/ For the full list of resources included within NYPL Digital Collections please see the NYPL blog: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/01/05/share-public-domain-collections Some highlights include: Berenice Abbott’s iconic documentation of […]

Central Saint Martins Library goes 24/4.

In a dauntless move Central Saint Martins Library, University of the Arts London (UAL), has embarked on a ten-week 24 hour opening pilot. The pilot commenced on 11 January and will see the library leaving its doors well and truly open each week from Monday morning at 09:00 to Friday evening at 22:00. The RFID-enabled library is operating self-service […]

In conversation with…

For this inaugural feature I talk to Gustavo Grandal Montero, Academic Support Librarian at Chelsea College of Arts and Camberwell College of Arts (and Deputy Editor of the Art Libraries Journal), about curating, collection development and artists’ multiples… How did you come to art librarianship? There was no master plan, like many others I found art librarianship […]