Introducing… JISC Collections vendor Artifex Press!

Artifex Press, a publisher of digital catalogues raisonnés, is excited to announce we are a vendor within JISC Collections; simplifying access to our catalogues for higher education and research institutions across the United Kingdom.  We invite you to a webinar and free trial access. WEBINAR – All attendees will be offered a free 30-day trial […]

ARLIS needs you – an opportunity to get involved as a new officer!

New Officers for ARLIS needed! ARLIS UK & Ireland is run by enthusiastic volunteers who believe in the work of the Society and are ready and eager to make an active contribution to Art Librarianship. We are now recruiting for essential roles within the Society’s Officers core. We are looking in the first instance, to […]

ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee needs members!

ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee vacancies Are you interested in art materials cataloguing and classification?  Do you want to contribute to research and training events in this area? This open call invites new members to join the ARLIS Cataloguing & Classification Committee. Getting involved with our work offers a great opportunity to become more involved with ARLIS, as […]

ARLIS website news!

ARLIS Council is very excited to announce that the ARLIS website is currently being re-designed. While the re-development is underway, the website will  not be updated. However,  notices and news will be posted here on ARLISmatters and on the ARLIS e-mail list. Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause, but we promise it will be […]

A visit to the Victor Horta House, Brussels

  Brussels: the birthplace of Art Nouveau The inter-disciplinary movement of Art Nouveau emerged in the late 19th century, and lasted little more than ten years before morphing into the more stripped-back style of Art Deco. Born from the desire to break with the ideas of the past epochs, the new art was forged in […]

Trevor Fawcett, 1934-2017

  The death has been announced  of Trevor Fawcett, aged 83, who died peacefully in Bath on 21 July 2017.  Trevor was a founder member of ARLIS, senior librarian at the University of East Anglia,  initiator of the History of Bath Research Group, and a widely respected author and editor of many articles and several […]

Chair’s report, February 2017

ARLIS Chair’s Report from Council, February 2017 Council met on 16th February at the RCA . Two members were also in attendance virtually, one via Skype and one via FaceTime. We were delighted to hear that Joseph Ripp is willing to serve as our new Treasurer from May 2017; that Gerry White and Liz Kerr […]

International news, January 2017

INTERNATIONAL NEWS ROUND-UP Here are some of the latest stories in the international news that may be of interest to art libraries and librarians. The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 45th Annual Conference Arts du Monde will be held February 5-9, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana Check out the entire programme here: http://www.arlisna.org/ […]

Chair’s report, November 2016

Chair’s Report from Council, November 2016 Council met on 23rd November in an office in the V&A which entailed climbing a grand staircase in a wing of the building I’d never seen before. For me one of the fun additional benefits of ARLIS membership is getting behind the scenes in a range of inspiring institutions. […]

Travel grants for European librarians to ARLIS/NA Conference 2017

There is an opportunity for travel grants to European librarians for attending the 2017 ARLIS/NA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.  The deadline for applications is November 21, 2016.  Here’s a link for more information and application forms: https://arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/171-samuel-h-kress-foundation-award-for-international-travel