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There is paid parking underneath the National Portrait Gallery.

Pricing information and directions are available here https://www.portrait.gov.au/content/parking

Paid parking is also available in the National Gallery of Australia underground carpark https://nga.gov.au/visiting/gettinghere.cfm

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.

Hotel

Stars

Distance to NPG & NGA

Walking distance

Conference discount offered

Hotel Kurrajong

4

1.0 km

13 min

 

Hyatt Hotel

5

1.3 km

16 min

 

Brassey Hotel

4

1.4 km

18 min

BOOKING CODE: 1810NGA_001

Hotel Realm

5

1.5 km

19 min

BOOKING CODE: 1810NGA

Rydges Capital Hill

4

1.9 km

25 min

 

Forrest Hotel & Apartments

3.5

2.1 km

27 min

 

Ovolo Nishi (Hotel Hotel)

5

2.7 km

33 min (6 min by car)

 

University House Hotel

3.5

3.2 km

41 min (10 min by car)

 

Avenue Hotel

5

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:

https://ifla-art.org

 
 

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.

Guidelines:

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.

 

NSW CHAPTER MEETING

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

 

ARLIS/ANZ TRAVEL AWARDS

The ARLIS/ANZ (Arts Libraries Society/Australia and New Zealand) Conference –Expanding Our Reach: Art, Research and Access.

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The ARLIS/ANZ (Arts Libraries Society/Australia and New Zealand) Conference – Expanding Our Reach: Art, Research and Access is taking place at the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 4- 5 October 2018.

Personal or Institutional Members of ARLIS/ANZ or international members of an ARLIS organisation are now invited to apply for the ARLIS/ANZ Travel Grant of A$700 to assist attendance at the conference. Applicants must have a minimum membership of twelve months' standing. There are two awards of $A700.00 each on offer.

Applicants should submit an application that includes the following information: Name, contact details, current role and a brief resume giving details about professional activities, particularly in ARLIS/ANZ or an ARLIS organisation and length of membership. Also a short summary of purpose for which an award is sought with details of other funding received or applied for is welcomed.

Applications for the ARLIS/ANZ Travel Grant close on 29 June 2018 at 5pm. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by 15 July 2018.

The decisions of the ARLIS/ANZ Conference Committee shall be final and no correspondence regarding them shall be entered into. In making an award to attend an ARLIS/ANZ conference, preference may be given to a member who has not received an ARLIS/ANZ Travel Grant on a previous occasion.

There is an additional award for a student or new graduate living in the ACT region. The successful applicant will receive one year’s membership to ARLIS/ANZ plus full conference registration and an invitation to attend the conference dinner.

Applicants for the ACT award should submit the following information: Name, contact details, current status, i.e. student or new graduate and a brief resume giving details about professional and /or educational activities, Also a short summary of purpose for which an award is sought with details of other funding received or applied for is welcomed. The award recipient will be asked to submit a short description of their experience at the conference for publication on the ARLIS/ANZ website.

Please send applications to: The ACT Chapter Treasurer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Call for Participation : ARLIS/ANZ Biennial Conference 2018 DEADLINE EXTENSION

ARLIS/ANZ Conference 2018: Expanding our Reach: Art, Research and Access

Call for Participation : ARLIS/ANZ Biennial Conference 2018 DEADLINE EXTENSION

 Canberra welcomes you to the 2018 Art Libraries Society of Australia and New Zealand (ARLIS/ANZ) conference held at the National Portrait Gallery (Day one) and the National Gallery of Australia (Day two), Thursday 4 October – Friday 5 October, with welcome drinks on the evening of Wednesday 3 October. The theme is Expanding our Reach: Art, Research and Access, delving into the expanded uses and users of Art Library collections. We want to hear from a range of people including art librarians, archivists, artists, scholars, authors, curators, critics, educators, students and other visual arts professionals.

It is an exciting time in our sector as our roles have developed in response to a broadening user category and to innovative ways our collections are being used. This expansion has resulted in an exciting range of projects, collaborations and outcomes.

The Persistence of the Real 2016 conference focussed on the continuing appeal of the real object and the reinvigoration of the tangible, including books and archives. Benjamin Law, the keynote speaker, made us aware of the importance of documenting our past and how memories can be used, and how, increasingly, people in this fast, social online world feel grounded with the tactile, and the physical, encouraging connectedness to not only our community but also our humanity.

Moving forward two years we are seeing an expansion in the uses and the users of the art library collections we manage. We have seen the importance of artist driven archive collections, exhibitions of artist archives, thematic study and object based learning. There is a greater emphasis on collaborative projects with educational departments and interactive online engagement utilising art library collections to help inform and engage.

In this 2018 conference let’s look at how our collections are being used. What is exciting, what is ground breaking? Also, stretching into the near future and being prepared, where our collections can take us, who our users will be, how our collections can be used and to what purpose? Integral to this is managing these expanded applications; what can we do to better align ourselves with these growing demands?  

To submit your interest in presenting at this year’s conference you can submit a proposal either as individuals or in a group to present a 30 minute talk that addresses one of the following questions.

  • Collection knowledge is fundamental to good research, but how else are collections used and what other fields of study could benefit? How can collections and information agencies reach further to support information seekers?
  • Our user base includes artists, authors, academics, educators, tertiary, secondary and primary students, how do they use our collections and why? Are there other groups with potential interest?
  • In most cases the first point of call for most information seekers is to search the web. What are some of the more novel and engaging ways that collections and information agencies are utilising the power of the web to reach out to support information seekers?
  • As our collections our used in new ways and our user group broadens how has this changed and continue to change our roles as art library professionals?

Alternatively you could encourage further discussion and engagement around this theme by offering a virtual tour of your library and collections. (10 minutes)

Submissions

Please submit your 250-word abstract or virtual visit proposal no later than 30 March 13 April 2018 to:

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Proposals are to be submitted by email as follows:

  • Email subject line “ARLIS/ANZ 2018 Paper Proposal”
  • Title of the paper
  • Author(s) of the paper
  • Paper abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Speaker’s name, professional affiliation, and email address
  • Biographical note on the speaker (150 words maximum)

Important dates:


28 February 2018
Call for participation
30 March 13 April 2018 Deadline for submission of abstracts
27 April 2018 Notice of acceptance by the conference committee
7 September 2018 Deadline for submission of full paper, visual material and technical requirements
4-5 October 2018 Conference