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To celebrate World Digital Preservation Day, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies will host the November monthly meetup for the Australasia Preserves digital community of practice, with support provided by AARNet. This Canberra-based event will feature presentations and provocations on the importance of digital preservation, and articulate the need for new stakeholders to become more involved in digital stewardship. Ross Harvey and Jaye Weatherburn will explore some of the ways in which digital preservation can expand to incorporate new perspectives and ways of working, and how collaboration and community building remain essential for the success of long-term digital preservation. We hope you or others in your organisation will be interested in this seminar.

Register your interest to attend at

This event will be also be livestreamed


Jaye Weatherburn is a Data Stewardship Coordinator at the University of Melbourne, working to improve and support data stewardship and digital preservation capability.

Dr Ross Harvey is an adjunct professor at Monash University, having previously held academic positions at universities in Australia, Singapore, and the United States. His research interests focus on the stewardship of digital materials in libraries and archives, particularly on its preservation. Ross has published widely in the fields of bibliographic organization, library education, the preservation of library and archival material, and newspaper history. His most recent books are (with Jaye Weatherburn) Preserving Digital Materials, 3rd ed. (2018) and (with Gillian Oliver) Digital Curation, 2nd ed. (2016).

Gerald Preiss is currently Manager of Preservation Digitisation Audiovisual Media at AIATSIS. He has previously managed print and photographic digitisation projects at AIATSIS and has worked in photographic roles in Federal Government Cultural Heritage institutions and the Tertiary education sector. He is particularly interested in the opportunities presented by the continuing development of integrated analogue and digital Collection management, digitisation and preservation practices.


Heat and dust

Artists, archives, art history

Heat and dust

The National Art Archive at the Art Gallery of NSW, with the Power Institute, Sydney University, and the Australian Institute of Art History, Melbourne University, has organised a free two-day symposium on archives and art, with a wide range of speakers coming from diverse backgrounds: archivists, curators, academics, artists and writers. The first day will be held at the Art Gallery of NSW and the second at the Power Institute, Sydney University. Please go to the website for further information and for registration.




There is paid parking underneath the National Portrait Gallery.

Pricing information and directions are available here

Paid parking is also available in the National Gallery of Australia underground carpark

The rates are slightly cheaper at the NGA and it’s only a 5 minute walk to the Portrait Gallery.


Only one more week to go until the start of the 2018 ARLIS/ANZ conference. And it is coming together nicely. Thanks to all of you who have registered so far.

We are delighted to announce that our Keynote speaker will be Stuart Kells.

Stuart Kells is an author and book-trade historian. He has dedicated his life to the study of precious and rare books, and he has travelled the world to explore some of the most famous and revered collections. He has written and published on many aspects of print culture and the book world. His latest book, Shakespeare's Library, came out in Australia and New Zealand in August and will later be published in the US. His 2017 book, The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders, was an Amazon bestseller and his 2015 book, Penguin and the Lane Brothers, won the Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

If you are visiting from interstate be sure to check out Floriade while you are in Canberra, more details can be found here.

Please note that paid parking is available underneath both the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia.

Looking forward to seeing you next week!


The 2018 ARLIS/ANZ Conference Committee has the great pleasure of announcing that the ARLIS/ANZ Travel Awards of A$700 each have been awarded as follows:

    Luke Doyle, National Gallery of Victoria

    Julie T. Lê, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Student/New Graduate Award of one year’s membership to ARLIS/ANZ plus full conference registration has been awarded to:

    Elly O’Neill, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

Thanks to all the applicants.

2018 Arlis/ANZ Conference Committee


These hotels are located in central Canberra. The Brassey Hotel and Hotel Realm are offering conference discounts. Please also note the Brassey Hotel currently has a 2 night promotional rate over the 3rd to 6th October which is slightly cheaper, so you might benefit from checking their website first before booking on the group rate.



Distance to NPG & NGA

Walking distance

Conference discount offered

Hotel Kurrajong


1.0 km

13 min


Hyatt Hotel


1.3 km

16 min


Brassey Hotel


1.4 km

18 min


Hotel Realm


1.5 km

19 min


Rydges Capital Hill


1.9 km

25 min


Forrest Hotel & Apartments


2.1 km

27 min


Ovolo Nishi (Hotel Hotel)


2.7 km

33 min (6 min by car)


University House Hotel


3.2 km

41 min (10 min by car)


Avenue Hotel


3.5 km

44 min (10 min by car)



Map of recommended Canberra hotels


IFLA Survey

IFLA Art Libraries Section's history

This survey is dedicated to the IFLA Art Libraries Section's history and to people who have been involved in the Section's activity since it's formation in 1980 till present. Please, feel free to redirect it to all those who you know as the ALS's followers. The IFLA ALS Standing Committee would be very grateful for your participation!

Here is a link to the survey:

IFLA Art Libraries Survey

Barbara Rendall

Arlis/ANZ National Secretary


The Art Libraries division of IFLA is organising a free conference at Malaysia’s prestigious Islamic Arts Museum in connection with the world IFLA conference being held in Kuala Lumpur. Speakers include:

Fionnuala Croke, Director of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

Tim Stanley, Senior Curator for the Middle Eastern Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Vandana Sinha, Director of the Center for Art & Archaeology, American Institute of Indian Studies, India

Christine Ferret, National Institute of the History of Art, Paris (INHA)

Susan Parker-Leavy, Museum of Islamic Arts, Qatar

Rene-Vincent Dugrandlaunay op, Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies, Cairo

For further details and registration please see:


We welcome applications from members of the Aotearoa New Zealand Chapter by Friday 20 July 2018.

ARLIS/ANZ NZ Chapter Travel Fund Guidelines

Purpose: The ARLIS/ANZ NZ Chapter Travel Fund has been established to enable the New Zealand Chapter to make annual grants to promote professional development of, and communication between, art librarians and to strengthen and promote the Society in New Zealand. To this end, awards may be made to assist attendance at an ARLIS/ANZ meeting, seminar or conference within New Zealand or Australia.


1. Applicants must be personal or institutional members of ARLIS/ANZ of twelve months' standing and resident in New Zealand.

2. Members intending to apply should submit an application in the prescribed form at least two months before the meeting or seminar, and at least three months before a conference. Late applications will not be accepted.

3. The NZ Chapter Committee will make a decision and announce the results at least 6 weeks before a meeting or seminar, and at least two months before a conference.

4. Members of the NZ Chapter Committee are not eligible to apply for the travel fund in the years they hold office.

5. The NZ Chapter Committee may seek additional information from an applicant prior to granting an award.

6. An unsuccessful applicant may resubmit their application for another meeting, seminar or conference.

7. The decisions of the ARLIS/ANZ NZ Chapter Committee shall be final and no correspondence regarding them shall be entered into.

8. ARLIS/ANZ NZ Chapter Committee reserves the right to make no award if no suitable application is received.

9. The successful applicant should submit a short report on the conference, meeting or seminar to the Committee Chair within a month of attending.

10. In making an award to attend an ARLIS/ANZ conference, preference may be given to a member who has not had the opportunity to attend on a previous occasion or who has had a paper accepted for that conference.

11. Awards may be used to supplement funding from other sources but details of such additional funding must be included in the application.

12. The recipient of the award may not receive a further NZ Chapter Travel Fund award within three years. Value: Up to a total of NZ$500 may be awarded on an annual basis (subject to availability) either in one lump sum or as several smaller amounts.

Application form: please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy.

Submission of applications: Applications should be submitted to the Chair of the ARLIS/ANZ NZ Chapter no later than Friday 20 July 2018.



11 JULY 2018

The next NSW ARLIS/ANZ Chapter meeting will be held of Wednesday 11 July at the Edmund and Joanna Capon Research Library, Art Gallery of NSW  at 4.00pm.

After the meeting attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Archibald Prize exhibition.

Can you please RSVP and send any agenda items to me by 5pm Monday 9 July.

My direct email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Barbara Rendall

NSW Chapter Secretary