Saviours of the Universe urgently needed!

Dear members and friends, As you know, ARLIS UK & Ireland is still going through the considerable challenge of trying to function without a Business Manager. Most professional organisations like ours are run entirely by volunteers: ARLIS UK & Ireland has not been used to working like this, and we are  still adjusting to it. […]

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 […]

Have your say in planning the next ARLIS conference – deadline soon

Planning is now underway for the next ARLIS UK & Ireland Conference, to be held in London at The Architectural Association on the 26th and 27th of July 2018. Would you like to be part of the team planning and organising the conference? There are a variety of roles and responsibilities, including helping to organise and select the programme, working […]

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 […]

ARLIS/NA conference stories

Hi all, I’ve been meaning to write an earlier post than this but I’ve been on a pretty packed schedule so far, hopefully some of you have been able to follow my updates on twitter as I’ve been re-posting them from the ARLIS/UK twitter account. If you haven’t already search for the hashtag: #arlisUKNOLA to […]

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 […]

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 […] has closed : art libraries encouraged to join SUNCAT was a cooperative project of ARLIS/UK & Ireland; providing an online union catalogue of serials in member libraries, together with a directory of institutions. Both originated in print products dating back to the early days of ARLIS/UK & Ireland, when it was far more difficult for libraries with complementary needs and resources to find […]

ARLIS/UK & Ireland Travel & Study Fund 2016

ARLIS/UK & Ireland Travel & Study Fund 2016  Deadline for applications- 01 September 2016  The ARLIS/UK & Ireland Travel & Study Fund has been established to enable the Society to make annual grants to promote research and development in the fields of art, architecture and design librarianship. The award may be used to travel anywhere […]