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 […]

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 […]

Library project for Domaine de Boisbuchet

  Domaine de Boisbuchet plans new design library facilities. Since 1995, Domaine de Boisbuchet has been an international centre for cultural research and education. Based in a 19th-century manor in the south-west of France, it offers high-profile activities in design and architecture which include exhibitions, experimental architecture in its historic park, and workshops with leading […]

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: 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: For the full list of resources included within NYPL Digital Collections please see the NYPL blog: Some highlights include: Berenice Abbott’s iconic documentation of […]