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Unfortunately, the Victorian Chapter has been relatively inactive for the last twelve months.
 
In March a contingent of our members attended a lecture at the State Library of Victoria by Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum, followed by supper and a catch up.
 
 In November, some of our members attended an expert presentation on Digital Libraries of the Future, presented by Deakin University Library and CAVAL. Speakers included Sarah Kenderdine (Professor and Director of IGLAM Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) discussing engagement with digital cultural heritage; Gavin Winter (Visualisation & eResearch Manager at the Institute for Future Environment at QUT) presenting his vision on how libraries, universities and major public institutions can leverage high end visualisation technology in engaging and inspirational ways; and Shawna Sadler (Director, Digital Library and Innovation at Deakin University Library) presenting the Future for Digital Scholarship. 
Thanks to Marina Minns at Deakin University Library for inviting our members to this fascinating and insightful presentation.
 
Luke Doyle.
Chair, Victorian Chapter
 
 
During 2014/2105, the SA chapter of ARLIS/ANZ was relatively inactive. The President and Treasurer, Catherine Kerrigan and Jin Whittington, attended the 2014 ARLIS/ANZ conference in Auckland, New Zealand, where Catherine Kerrigan also presented a paper on Targeted Information Literacy for Art Students, which was well received. Jin Whittington also gave a presentation on the Art Gallery of South Australia Research Library.
Signatories on the chapter’s bank accounts have also been transferred to reflect the executive structure appointed in 2014.
Part of the reason for the inactivity is that, with the closure of the Adelaide College of the Arts library and the Arts SA Research Library, there are now only two dedicated art libraries in South Australia. Also, though Adelaide’s three university libraries have arts collections, university librarians in South Australia are generalist in their approach and have declined to join ARLIS/ANZ. This situation is likely to remain this way for the foreseeable future.
As a catch-up from 2014, changes to the executive were made at the chapter's 2014 AGM.  Ann Mather stepped down as President and became Secretary, Catherine Kerrigan was appointed President and Jin Whittington remains Treasurer.
At the 2014 conference, Catherine Kerrigan agreed to be the chapter's social media delegate on the ARLIS/ANZ Facebook page.
 
Catherine Kerrigan
SA Chapter Chair
 
 
NZ Chapter Executive
 
Catherine Hammond, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Chair), Jayne Carroll, Fine Arts Library, University of Auckland (Secretary), Caroline McBride, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Treasurer).
 
2015 Chapter Meetings and Activities
It was a quiet year for the NZ Chapter after the surge of activity in organising the annual conference. Some key activities in 2015 included:
-Catherine Hammond received the International Delegate Award to attend the ARLIS/UK & Ireland annual conference in Cardiff, Wales, 15-17 July 2015.
-A number of chapter members contributed to the Find NZ Artist website project http://findnzartists.org.nz/ which is an index of artist names which includes reference to artist files and art society records from libraries around New Zealand.
-All members or former members of ARLIS/ANZ NZ Chapter were contacted by email in November 2015 and encouraged to renew their membership. Members were also advised of the NZ Chapter AGM in early 2016 and the date of the next conference in Sydney. 
Catherine Hammond, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki , NZChair
 
 

13 May

A Window into History: The Hume Family Collection – Fryer Library

Attended presentation about the photographs from the Hume Collection at the The Fryer Library, University of Queensland. The Papers of Walter Cunningham Hume (1840-1921), surveyor and Chief Commissioner for Lands for Queensland are among the Fryer Library's significant heritage collections. Photographs from the collection provide a window into the personal and public world in which the Hume family lived. The Hume Collection is also part of Picture Australia.

Speakers: Dr Hilary Davies is the author of Surveying success: the Hume family in colonial Queensland. Mr Bill Kitson is the co-author, along with Dr Judith McKay, of Surveying Queensland 1839-1945 : a pictorial history. Mr Andrew Yeo has photographed the collection for preservation and access via the University's repository, UQ eSpace.

16 July

Artists’ books exhibition in conjunction with the abbe (artists books Brisbane event) - Queensland College of Art Library and Webb Gallery

Attended an exhibition of artists’ books at the Queensland College of Art|Griffith University Library, followed by a larger companion exhibition at the Webb Gallery.

The abbe conference provided a forum for critical thinking, discussion & debate in relation to literacy, the haptic, material aspects of reading. Keynote speakers included: Keynote speakers: Sarah Bodman, Senior research fellow for artists books, Centre for Fine Print Research, UK Editor,The Blue Notebook; Brad Freeman, Artist, Founder and editor in chief, The Journal of Artists Books; Dr Lyn Ashby, Australian artist and scholar.

10 September

Distant Lines exhibition tour, State Library of Queensland

 

Attended a guided tour of the Distant Lines exhibition at the State Library of Queensland. The exhibition presented emotional stories of Queenslanders who served in the First World War and the impact war had on them and their families. Experiences of war could be seen through personal letters, diaries and belongings as well as digital video.

17 December

APT8 tour, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Attended a tour of APT8 with curator of Contemporary Asian Art, Reuben Keehan. The tour highlighted works from artists from Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and other parts of south-east, central and western Asia. 

 
NSW Chapter End of Year Get Together

The NSW Chapter enjoyed the hospitality of the Art Gallery of NSW Research Library for our end of year get together on Wednesday 16 December.

We started the afternoon with a visit to the  AGNSW's wonderful current exhibition The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland 

It was wild weather in Sydney so unfortunately we were unable to picnic in the Domain as planned. Instead we enjoyed drinks and nibbles in the library- which you can see from the pictures is undergoing some changes.

Thanks to Steven and AGNSW Research Library staff for hosting the party in amongst the boxes- it really was fun.

 

 

NZ Chapter Chair Report 2015

NZ Chapter Executive

Catherine Hammond, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Chair), Jayne Carroll, Fine Arts Library, University of Auckland (Secretary), Caroline McBride, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Treasurer).

 

2014 ARLIS/ANZ Conference

The 2014 ARLIS/ANZ Conference ‘He Raranga Toi’ was held in Auckland on 15-17 October and was hosted by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and the University of Auckland. Conference committee members were Catherine Hammond, Caroline McBride and Tom Irwin (Auckland Art Gallery), Kirsty Wilson and Jayne Carroll (University of Auckland), Susan Eady (UNITEC), and Victoria Passau (Auckland Museum).

There were a total of 43 conference registrations with 22 delegates from New Zealand, 20 from Australia and 1 from the United States. The new ARLIS/ANZ website enabled delegates to register online for the first time.

The conference programme included a keynote address by Courtney Johnston, the Director of Dowse Art Museum on the digital museum world and a wide variety of other papers from 17 speakers including a joint presentation from the Visual Resources Association (VRA). A Skype question and answer session was successfully held with one speaker based in New York. Conference papers were recorded and made available on the ARLIS/ANZ website as audiofiles: http://arlis.org.au/conference

Kirsty Wilson acted as MC and very ably kept the programme to schedule. Peter Thomas from Auckland Libraries provided a beautiful mihi whakatau (welcome) and karakia whakamutungā (farewell) in accordance with Māori protocol. Mary Kisler, Senior Curator at Auckland Art Gallery, was guest speaker - on Florentine art libraries - at the conference dinner.

Social media initiatives included posts on the ARLIS/ANZ Facebook page, a dedicated Twitter hashtag (#ARLISANZ2014) and two official tweeters, Vicki Marsh and Victoria Passau. Victoria created a summary of the conference on Storify: http://storify.com/ArlisAnz/arlis-anz-conference-2014-auckland-new-zealand 

2015 Chapter Meetings and Activities

It was a quiet year for the NZ Chapter after the surge of activity in organising the annual conference. Some key activities in 2015 included:

  • Catherine Hammond received the International Delegate Award to attend the ARLIS/UK & Ireland annual conference in Cardiff, Wales, 15-17 July 2015.

  • A number of chapter members contributed to the Find NZ Artist website project http://findnzartists.org.nz/ which is an index of artist names which includes reference to artist files and art society records from libraries around New Zealand.

  • All members or former members of ARLIS/ANZ NZ Chapter were contacted by email in November 2015 and encouraged to renew their membership. Members were also advised of the NZ Chapter AGM in early 2016 and the date of the next conference in Sydney.

 

2015 has been a quiet year for the NSW Chapter, with a total of two meetings. The NSW Executive took over the role of National Executive. Attendance at NSW Chapter meetings has been primarily members from Art Gallery of NSW, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), TAFE Sydney Institute Design Centre Enmore and National Art School.

Despite attempts to advertise meetings more widely – through both the TAFE and Unilinc networks, and emails to various individuals at art based libraries and other organisations, attendance at meetings and membership numbers remain low.

NSW Executive

Elizabeth Little continued as Chair, Barbara Rendall as Secretary and Steven Miller as Treasurer.

Chapter Meetings

We have held two Chapter meetings. One on 18 June 2015 at the National Art School where Deborah Beck (NAS Archivist) took us on a tour of the new Archive and Collections space. Our final meeting, in December 2015, will also include our AGM. This will be held at the Joanna and Edmund Capon Research Library, Art Gallery of NSW and will include a visit to the exhibition The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.

Elizabeth Little

NSW Chair

 

Georgina Binns

Liaison Librarian (p-t) vacancy - University of Melbourne Library, Faculty of VCA and MCM

The University of Melbourne Library is seeking a Liaison Librarian to support the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

The role is a part-time Liaison Librarian (0.5FTE) fixed term (to 22 Dec 2017), job share arrangement. The role focuses on building relationships with and providing liaison services to staff, students and researchers in the University's Faculty of VCA and MCM. The position is based at Southbank campus but staff are expected to work on multiple campuses, as the Faculty is based at Southbank and Parkville. The position is a job share arrangement.

Applications close 29 November. For further information and position description: 

http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/886882/liaison-librarian

Enquiries to Georgina Binns  03 9035 9050

 

 

 

 

IFLA 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, will be a rich one for art librarians.   Not only will we be sponsoring events during the main conference but we shall also have a satellite conference to be held in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Details of the satellite conference and the call for papers for the satellite conference are now available on the IFLA web-site at:

http://www.ifla.org/node/9979?og=71

The topics will, I believe, appeal to many ARLIS/ANZ members and offer an opportunity to meet many international colleagues.

J. Margaret Shaw

Corresponding Member

IFLA Art Libraries Section

Voluntary Librarian

National Portrait Gallery of Australia

 

NSW Chapter End of Year Get Together

Wednesday 16 December 2015 @ AGNSW

NSW Chapter End of Year Get Together

 

The Arlis/ANZ NSW chapter invites current financial members to a tour of the Art Gallery of NSW’s  exhibition The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.

This  will be followed by a small end of year celebration – a picnic in the nearby Domain. Please meet at the AGNSW Research library Wednesday 16 December at 3pm. If you wish to join us for the picnic bring along some finger food to share- we will supply the beverages.

If you are not already a member of ARLIS/ANZ you may join prior to the day by going to this address:

http://arlis.org.au/join-or-renew

Please RSVP to me at by 5pm Friday 11 December.

The Greats

masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

Botticelli ● Leonardo ● Cézanne ● El Greco ● Gauguin ● Monet ● Poussin ● Raphael ● Rubens ● Titian ● Turner ● Vermeer

The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland is an extraordinary and richly presented showcase of some the world’s most revered old master paintings and drawings by many of the greatest names in European art.

Comprising over 70 outstanding works, all but two will be seen in Australia for the first time, including Botticelli’s exceptional The Virgin adoring the sleeping Christ child. Drawn from the prestigious collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, the exhibition spans a period of more than 400 years from the Renaissance to Impressionism.

Presented exclusively in Australia by the Art Gallery of NSW as part of theSydney International Art Series, this is a rare opportunity to experience, contemplate and appreciate the grandeur of The Greats.

 

The National Art School Library (Darlinghurst, Sydney) is recruiting for a part time (0.6 FTE) Librarian. The position would commence in January 2016 on a one year fixed term basis.

The National Art School teaches a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Masters of Fine Arts. We have a student population of approx. 450. The role involves desk shifts, running the student exhibition space - Library Stairwell Gallery, programming & delivering the information literacy lunch time research sessions, individual reference & research with higher level students, and cataloguing and accessioning new books.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit the NAS website: http://www.nas.edu.au/about/Employment

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 30 October.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Elizabeth Little, Library & Learning Centre Manager. Tel 02 9339 8704 or email

 

ARLIS/ANZ Conference 2016: Final Program

The Persistence of the Real

ARLIS/ANZ 2016 Conference

Final Program:Persistence of the Real

Wednesday 30 November

5:30-7:30 PM WELCOME DRINKS

Venue: The O Bar, Level 47, Australia Square, 264 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Thursday 1 December

Venue: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW, 2000

Domain Theatre, Lower Level 3

9:00-9:25 Registrations

9:30-10:00 Welcome to AGNSW and Welcome to Country (Yiribana Gallery)

Listen to welcome

Speaker: Charles “Chicka” Madden

10:00-10:10 Arlis/ANZ Welcome and Housekeeping

Speaker: Elizabeth Little, Arlis/ANZ Chair

10:10 – 10:50 Keynote Address: Treasure vs Trash

Speaker: Benjamin Law

Listen to Benjamin's speech:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

PowerPoint Presentation (in PDF format)

 10:50-11:20 MORNING TEA

11:25- 12:35 Session 1: MC Steven Miller

The Babylon Project: A Site Specific Artwork at Waverley and Fisher Libraries

Paper

 PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Andrew's speech

Speaker: Andrew Christie, Waverley Library and Artist Program/ University of Sydney Fisher Library and Sydney College of the Arts

Is it a library or is it art?

Paper

PowerPoint presentation

Listen to Catherine's speech

Speaker: Catherine Kerrigan, Adelaide Central School of Art

Virtual Tour of the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library at the University of Melbourne

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Georgina's speech

Speaker: Georgina Binns, University of Melbourne

12:45-1:45 LUNCH

Venue: The Pavilion, 1 Art Gallery Road, Sydney, NSW, 2000 (Opposite the Art Gallery entrance)

1:50-3:10 Session 2: MC Claire Eggleston

Archives to the Rescue: Building Support Communities for Artifact Preservation

Paper

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Kim's speech

Speaker: Kim Allen Scott, Montana State University

Exciting Times/Challenging Times: developing meaningful art library collections in the 21st century

Paper

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Laura's Speech

Speaker: Laura Schwartz, University of California

Virtual Tour: Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library

PDF PowerPoint presentation

Listen to Josephine's speech

Speaker: Josephine Le Clerc, Deakin University

3:10-3:30 AFTERNOON TEA

Short presentation by an Art Gallery of New South Wales Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art staff member

4:00-5:00 ARLIS/ANZ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Chair: Elizabeth Little

6:00- 9:00 National Art School Degree Show Opening

Venue: National Art School, Corner Forbes and Burton Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

Friday 2 December

9:30-11:00 Session 1: MC Elizabeth Little

9:30-9:55 How do artists use libraries?

PowerPoint Presentation not available due to copyright restrictions

Paper

Listen to Sarah's and Celia's speech

Speakers: Sarah Graham and Celia Brown, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

9:55- 10:20 How Do Student-Practitioners Use Online Performing Arts Resources?

Paper

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Ross's and Elizabeth's Speech

 Speakers: Ross Bruzzese and Elizabeth Smith, National Institute of Dramatic Art

10:20- 10:45The Transformation of Access: Print and Digital Resources in an Art Museum Library

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Karen's Speech:

Part 1

Part 2

 Speaker: Karen Stafford, Art Institute of Chicago (co –authored by Stephanie Fletcher)

11:00-11:30 MORNING TEA

11:30 - 12:50 Session 2: MC Margaret Blackmore

Digital projects and future plans of the Fine Arts Library

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to William's speech

Speaker: William Hamill, Fine Arts Library, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services

Unclogging the backlog

Paper

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Michael's Speech

Speaker: Michael Proud, National Library of Australia (paper co-authored by Nicola Mackay-Sim)

Virtual tour: Giesel Library, University of California, San Diego

Speaker: Laura Schwartz, University of California

Paper

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Laura's Speech

The Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design: Physical Place and Virtual Commons

Speaker: Mark Pompelia, Rhode Island School of Design

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Mark's Speech

12:50-1:50 LUNCH

Venue: Edmund and Joanna Capon Research Library

1:50 - 3:15 Session 3: MC Barbara Rendall

Exhibiting the Art Archive

Paper

PowerPoint Presentation

 Listen to Peta Jane's Speech:

Part 1

Part 2

Speaker: Dr Peta Jane Blessing

 The Abstract: Exhibition, reading room and metaphor

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Romany's Speech

Speaker: Romany Manuell, Monash University Library

Data migration lessons learnt by the Pictures team at the National Library of Australia

Paper

PowerPoint Presentation

Listen to Eleanor's speech

Speaker: Eleanor Goodwin, National Library of Australia

3:20-3:50 AFTERNOON TEA

3:45 - 4:30 Session 4: MC Claire Eggleston

 Panel Discussion: Persistence of the Real

Chair: Claire Eggleston

Panel members: Kim Allen Scott, Steven Miller, Sarah Graham and Karen Stafford

Listen to the Panel Discussion:


Part 1

Part 2

4:30-4:45 Formal close of conference

Listen to the close of the conference

Speaker: Elizabeth Little, Arlis/ANZ Chair

7:00 pm CONFERENCE DINNER

Venue: Otto Ristorante, Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, NSW, 2011

Note: Conference dinner sponsored by the Fink Group/Otto

Saturday 3 December- Optional Gallery visits

All conference delegates will receive free entry to the Exhibition at AGNSW: The Nude.

Other suggested galleries and museums in Sydney:

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences https://maas.museum/

The Mint http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/the-mint

The State Library of NSW http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

The White Rabbit Gallery http://www.whiterabbitcollection.org/

The Manly Regional Gallery http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/attractions/gallery/

The Museum of Sydney http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/museum-of-sydney

The Museum of Contemporary Art http://www.mca.com.au/

The Brett Whitely Studio http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/brett-whiteley-studio/

The Australian Museum http://australianmuseum.net.au/

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation http://sherman-scaf.org.au/

Or you may want to book a tour with Sydney Art Tours: http://www.sydneyarttours.com.au/

 

 Download List of Attendees Here

 

If you have any agenda items for the ARLIS/ANZ Annual General Meeting please send them to me by Monday 9 November.
I will then distribute the agenda by email and also place it up on the website.
I propose that we conduct the AGM via email, with a deadline of Friday 11 December for submission of Chapter Annual reports, and discussion and/or voting on any issues raised on the agenda.

The 2014 minutes can be seen here:

http://arlis.org.au/item/agm-agenda-papers-2014

 

Barbara Rendall

ARLIS/ANZ National Secretary

 

A big thank you to a number of members for all your patience while we have endeavoured to sort out the problems with payments and unnecessary reminder notices. The National Executive have been working closely with the website provider in an effort to resolve these problems.

Hopefully they will not recur- but please let us know if there are any further payment issues you encounter.