Past conferences

About ARLIS UK & Ireland  Annual Conferences

ARLIS UK & Ireland hosts an annual conference on art librarianship; the location is changeable and reflects the spread and diversity of art librarianship across the United Kingdom and Ireland. We encourage everyone to attend one of our conferences, and particularly to consider submitting a proposal to present- we want all of our conferences to provide a platform for all the voices involved in our profession, at home and abroad.

If you are interested in attending one of our conferences (as an attendee or speaker) please also see our awards and scholarships page for funding opportunities.



Past Conferences

ARLIS UK & Ireland 2023 Conference
Norwich: The Forum, 3-5 July 2023

ARLIS UK & Ireland 2022 Conference
Bristol: M Shed, 14 July 2022

ARLIS UK & Ireland 2020/2021 Conference
21-23 July 2021 (online)


The 2020 conference was postponed due to COVID-19 and ran in July 2021 as a virtual/online conference. 

ARLIS UK & Ireland 2019 Conferences
Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 15-17 July 2019

ARLIS UK & Ireland 2018 Conference
London: Architectural Association, 26-27 July 2018

ARLIS UK & Ireland 2017 Conference
Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland/ Royal Irish Academy, 12-14 July 2017

[Please note there was no conference in 2016]

ARLIS UK & Ireland 2015 Conference
Cardiff, 15-17 July 2015

ARLIS UK & Ireland 2014 Conference
Manchester, 16-18 July 2014

ARLIS UK & Ireland 2013 Conference
Bristol, 10-12 July 2013