Promoting excellence in library and information provision for the visual arts, architecture and design

Annual Conference 2014
Reaching New Peaks: Onwards and Upwards
Manchester 16th-18th July 2014

The ARLIS/UK and Ireland 45th Annual Conference will be held in the exciting city centre of Manchester, not far from the Peak District.

Through a booming textile trade, Manchester earned the title of ‘Cottonopolis’ the world´s first industrialised city, now it is the UK’s third most visited city as visitors flock to take in the culture, architecture, sport, music scene and more.

During the Conference we will make the most of what this great historical city has to offer, with a varied programme celebrating recent achievements including digitisation, new buildings and visual archives. Join us as we visit the recently and beautifully refurbished Manchester Central Library and Archives+, go on walking tours and view the Special Collections of the University of Manchester and the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Other highlights will include a visit to and bespoke tour of Manchester Museum, dinner among the dinosaurs afterwards should not be missed!

A draft programme is available for download here and booking forms will be posted here soon.


Past Conferences

2013 Rising to the Challenge
Bristol

2012 From Beijing to Bloomsbury: Art Librarianship in an Olympic Year
London

2011 Weaving New Futures: collaboration and reinvention in the digital age
Leeds

2010 ARLIS: the next generation
Edinburgh

2009 Tradition and Transformation: roles in a changing world
Cambridge

2008 Community : Creativity : Culture : Co-operation ´Come together right now´
Liverpool

2007 Beautiful and Useful? Supporting the Arts and Crafts in the 21st Century
Cheltenham

2006 The Baltic and Beyond
Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2005 Rough Diamonds: polishing partnerships with creative industries
Birmingham

2004 Through the Looking Glass: meeting the skills challenge
Oxford

2003 Creative partnerships
Brighton

2002 Gateways to the Changing Landscape of Art Information: pre-IFLA conference
Glasgow

2001 I Spy With My Little Eye: new ways of seeing art librarianship
London

2000 The Changing Agenda for Art Libraries
Cambridge

1999 Taking Stock: collection development into the 21st Century
Warwick

1998 Art, architecture and Design: sources, practice, libraries
Bristol & Bath

1997 Art Libraries in the Cyber-Age
Canterbury

1996 Libraries and the Reproduced Image from Print to Digitisation
Edinburgh

1995 Conserving the Culture: the challenge to art, architecture and design librarians
Dublin

1994 Solid Silver: art librarians working together
London

1993 The New Art Librarianship: strategies towards 2001 in art, architecture and design
Manchester

1992 The Art Book: from Vasari to videodisc (IFLA section of Art Libraries, 4th European conference)
Oxford

1991 Information for the Designer
Norwich

1990 Managing Change: into the 1990s
Bradford

1989 Seeing the Way Forward: librarianship and the visual image
Glasgow

1988 The State of the Art
Cambridge

1987 Art Libraries for the People (IFLA pre-conference)
Brighton

1986 Co-operation in Art, Architecture and Design Libraries
York

1985 Practice and Management in Art, Architecture and Design Libraries
Bristol

1984 Acquisitions in Art and Design Libraries
Oxford

1983 Information Technology
Brighton

1982 Materials and Methods of Design History
Durham

1981 Resources for the Study of Provincial Art and Architecture
Liverpool

1980 The Book as Art
Gloucester

1979 Art and Architecture in Scotland
Edinburgh

1978 Seminar on User Education
Leeds

1976 International Conference on Periodicals
London & Brighton

1974 Art Library Resources
Birmingham

1972 Education for Art Librarianship
Aberystwyth