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[R]evolution: Re-imagining the Art Library

12-14 July 2017

National Gallery of Ireland


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The 2017 conference entitled [R]evolution: Re-imagining the Art Library will explore the questions and challenges affecting art libraries today and how we as a profession respond to this constantly and rapidly changing environment. The need to develop in this 21st century landscape is accepted but the direction(s) we might take is not so clear. The conference will address the following issues:

  • Do we simply evolve, slowly making the necessary changes?
  • Do we revolt against prevailing practices, in favour of a new system?
  • Should we reassess the art library?
  • How do we justify our worth?
  • How do we house our collections and deliver our services in a way that works for both our users and our collections?  


Provisional programme (subject to change) see more details at Conference website

For the names of those organising the conference, see Conference Working Party 2017

WEDNESDAY12th JULY National Gallery of Ireland

9.30am Registration

10:00am  Chair's welcome and introduction

10:15am  Session 1 : New Roles/New Responsibilities

11:00am Refreshment break

11:30am Session 2 : New Directions

1.00pm Break for lunch

2:15pm Session 3 : Old Questions/New Tools

3:15pm  Refreshment break

3:45pm  Session 4 : Lightning Talks

5:20pm  Wrap up and close

​5.30-7.30 Drinks and Canapés plus tour of Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry


THURSDAY 13th JULY  National Gallery of Ireland

9.30am  Registration

10.00am Session 5 : Suitable Spaces

10:50am  Refreshment break

11:20am  Parallel Sessions : The Library Space

12:30am Lightning Talks

1:00pm  Lunch

2:00pm  Parallel Sessions : Case Studies/Workshops

3.00pm Refreshment break

3:30pm Collection Visits

​7:00pm Drinks reception followed by gala dinner at the Royal Dublin Society


FRIDAY 14th JULY Royal Irish Academy

10.00am  Session 8 : Perspectives from Irish Collections

10.30am Lightning Talks

11.00am Refreshment break

11.30pm Parallel Sessions

1.00pm Closing comments

1.00pm-4.00pm Open House in selected repositories in the vicinity.  ARLIS badge to gain entry.

To book see  Conference website