Showcasing Leeds Art Libraries: Stories from the Collection

Showcasing Leeds Art Libraries: Stories from the Collection Tuesday 17 April, 2-3.30 pm ARLIS UK & Ireland is very pleased to announce a new free event (outside of London!) showcasing the collections of art libraries in Leeds. There will be representatives of The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Central Art Library, Leeds Art University and Leeds […]

Calling all able communicators…

Do you enjoy making connections with the wider art libraries and archives profession? Are you interested in advocacy, networking and outreach? Do you like pictures of cats? Social media can provide all these things. ARLIS/UK & Ireland is active on twitter and Instagram and would like your help. We’d like to reach as many people […]

In conversation with…

In this August feature we meet Anastasia Kerameos, Serials Librarian at the British Film Institute (BFI), and member of the fascinating Magic Lantern Society… How did you come to librarianship? At school I loved the library with its wooden floors and shelves, the beautiful view of countryside out of its windows and of course the books […]

Library Research Grants at the Getty Foundation.

Want a chance to not only visit Los Angeles but conduct some research at the wonderful Getty Research Institute? Please see the following announcement from the Getty Foundation: The Getty Library. Image taken by Alexandra Duncan, 2015.   “Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for researchers requiring the use of specific collections housed […]

Exhibition: ‘The Book, the Archive, and the Space’

Please join Ravensbourne Graphic Design BA Year 3 for: The Book, the Archive, and the Space – The visual language of libraries A collaborative live brief with the M25 Consortium of Libraries, The Horniman Library and The British Museum AOA Anthropology Library. 16 March 5–9pm Ravensbourne Library  Level 4  Ravensbourne 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula London […]

2017 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Awards for International travel winner.

We are happy to announce that UK art librarian Alex Duncan, one of the co-editors of ARLISmatters, has been selected as one of the recipients of this year’s Samuel H. Kress Foundation Awards for International Travel. These particular awards, managed and awarded by ARLIS/NA, provide an opportunity for exceptional art information professionals from Europe to receive […]

Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources

An Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources Monday, 30 January 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT) National Art Library Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road SW7 2RL London The Arlis Professional Development Committee is pleased to advertise this event, held at the National Art Library, V&A, London. This workshop is of particular interest to […]

AKMB visits the City of Science (Darmstadt)

A group of members of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kunst- und Museumsbibliotheken (AKMB) paid a weekend visit to Darmstadt in early September. The city was once the capital of the Grand Duchy of Hesse and later the state of Hesse, until 1945. This helps to explain the presence of so many grand buildings, though its importance […]

International news

One of the main funding bodies for continuing professional training for specialist librarians is the Initiative Fortbildung für wissenschaftliche Spezialbibliotheken und verwandte Einrichtungen. This autumn they are holding 2 events of particular interest to art librarians. The first is in co-operation with AKMB, for its annual autumn career development event, which will be held in […]

In conversation with…

In this August feature we meet David Thompson, Librarian for Arts and Media (encompassing courses in art, fashion, photography, journalism, media and production) at the University of Gloucestershire. David is a librarian, artist, parrot-keeper, and walking canvas. We talk theology, tattoos, and ARLIS catering… Image credit: Reece Pickering How did you come to art librarianship? I came to […]