Workshop: The Archivist as Curator - exhibiting collections, from conception to realization and review

White Cube, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ

Thursday 23 May 2013, 10.30-17.00

A study day exploring how to successfully exhibit archive material.

Thinking of exhibiting material from an archive, but unsure how to approach the task?


Unclear about the method of display that would be most appropriate for your situation (Eg. showcase, web-feature, blog, full-scale exhibition etc.)?


Having trouble identifying a theme or unsure how to select material?

Workshop: Giving up the archive? Reflections on the creation, examination and dissemination of arts organisations' archives

White Cube, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ

Monday 1st July 2013, 10am-4pm approx

Many arts organisations are interested in locating and exploring their archival heritage.

What are the driving forces behind this interest?

How much archive material survives, where and in what condition?

What can archives tell us about the history of these organisations and how important are they to their contemporary activities?

Workshop: Getting Creative - Teaching Information Literacy to Art and Design Students

Goldsmths, University of London, New Cross, London

Monday 24th June 2013, 9.30am - 4pm

A workshop designed for librarians looking for new ways to run information literacy or library skills sessions for Art and Design students. Featuring a wide range of speakers engaged in innovative practices, this event will look at the subject specific nature of information literacy, outlining a variety of inspiring approaches.

Workshop: Dewey for art documentation

London Metropolitan University (Holloway Road campus)

Tuesday 17th December 2013, 9.30-17.00

Classifying art documentation is full of challenges, and negotiating the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme can sometimes feel very much like an art! This one-day workshop, organised by the ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification Committee, takes a long, hard look at the art schedules of Dewey and provides plenty of opportunities for delegates to hone their Dewey skills.

Workshop: An Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Monday 2nd December 2013, 10.00-16.00


This workshop, organised by the Professional Development Committee, is for those new to the world of art librarianship, or those wishing to update their skills in art and design enquiry work. The day features presentations from leading art librarians, who will provide up-to-date information on the key print and electronic resources and strategies for effective research enquiry work.

Workshop: Taking the Plunge - Art Librarianship as a Career Option

Tate Britain, London

Saturday 26th April 2014, 11.00 - 16.00

This workshop aims to introduce those interested in a career in art librarianship to the diversity of the sector, the kinds of work and roles involved, as well as the current job market and how to enter the profession.

Study day: Archivist as Curator - exhibiting collections, from conception to realization and review

White Cube, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ

Monday 9 June 2014, 10.30 - 17.00

Thinking of exhibiting material from an archive, but unsure how to approach the task?


Unclear about the method of display or publication that would be most appropriate for your situation?


Having trouble identifying a theme or unsure how to select material?


Concerned about conservation, copyright and insurance issues?


Unclear on how to gain feedback and add value to exhibiting?

Event: The Art of Seeing - teaching visual literacy in the library and classroom

University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, London

Thursday 5 June 2014, 10.30 - 16.00

What is Visual Literacy and why should I need to know?


The Association of College and Research Libraries defines Visual literacy as ‘a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use and create images and visual media' (Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, 2011).

Workshop: RDA for exhibition documentation

20th August 2014
9.30-5.00, registration 9.30-10.00

Christie’s Education
153 Great Titchfield Street
London  W1W 5BD

Do you catalogue exhibition catalogues and documentation?

Are you moving to RDA or importing RDA records?

Have you started looking at RDA but are confused by compilations, collaborations and conventional collective titles?

Visit: The Book Library of The Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art
Friday 11th July, 2.30pm, free of charge

The ARLIS Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer a visit to The Book Library of The Courtauld Institute of Art.

The Courtauld Institute of Art is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture, and its Gallery houses one of Britain’s best-loved collections.  Based at Somerset House, The Courtauld is an independent college of the University of London.

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