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

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

From October 03, 2018 until October 05, 2018

At National Portrait Gallery & National Gallery of Australia

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Early Bird registration now open.

The program is now available.

Registration Fees


Speaker conference registration only


Speaker conference registration + dinner



Members and Non Members

September 22 onwards

Conference registration + dinner (members)


Conference registration + dinner (non-members)

$480 (includes 1 year membership)

Conference only (members)


Conference only (non-members)            

$400 (includes 1 year membership)


Single day options

One Day Ticket (non-members)


One Day Ticket (members)



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. 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.

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 the 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?

Recommended accommodation options



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

Booking Code:1810NGA_001

Hotel Realm


1.5 km

19 min

Booking Code:1810NGA

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


Important dates:

7 September 2018 Deadline for submission of full paper, visual material and technical requirements

20 August 2018 Early-bird registration opens.

16 September 2018 Early-bird registration closes.

4-5 October 2018 Conference


Proudly supported by these major sponsors: 

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Also proudly supported by the following sponsors:

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