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 […]

ARLIS workshop: Art and Design Reference Resources

ARLIS/UK & Ireland  PDC event: Art and Design Reference Resources, National Art Library, V&A Museum, London, 18 January 2016 My name is Jane and I’m a recent arrival to the library team at Tate Library & Archive in London. The Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources workshop on 18 January 2016 was my first […]

ARLIS Visit to the National Portrait Gallery Heinz Archive

ARLIS visit, Heinz Archive and Library, National Portrait Gallery, Monday 9 November 2015. We were introduced to the Library by the Librarian Joseph Ripp. Joseph explained that the Library was founded in 1857 by Sir George Scharf, the first Director of the National Portrait Gallery. When the Gallery assesses a portrait for possible acquisition, the […]