Conference Programme


Wednesday, 21 July


14:00  Conference Opening and Welcome

Jane Bramwell, Chair of ARLIS/UK & Ireland 2019-2021

14:15  Keynote

Griselda Pollock, Professor Emerita of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the CentreCATH, University of Leeds


Library Interventions: Reading Gendered Words and After That...Three Years of Critical Engagement with the Collection

Nick Norton, PhD candidate, Manchester Metropolitan University, freelance writer

15:45  BREAK


New Approaches to Collecting and Curating Visual Culture in the British Library’s Arabic Collections

Daniel Lowe, Curator of Arabic Collections, The British Library


Time of Transformation: Research, Resources and Access

Sezin Romi, Senior Librarian and Archivist, SALT, Turkey


Supporting Users with Diverse Abilities

Panel discussion


Art UK

Andrew Ellis, CEO, Art UK


Online Drinks Reception

ARLIS/UK & Ireland Membership Award

Meet the Sponsors


Thursday, 22 July


09:15 Welcome to Day 2

09:30 Keynote

Hudda Khaireh and Aurella Yussuf, Founders, Thick/er Black Lines critical art history collective

10:30  BREAK


Asia Art Archive

Elaine Lin, Asia Art Archive


This is a Zine. This is Another. Now Form a Blog

Blanca Garcia Paja, Library Assistant, University of the Arts London

Holly Callaghan, Academic Support Librarian, University of the Arts London


In Response

Laura Knight, Course Leader, Chelsea College of Art and Design

Adam Ramejkis, Intercultural Communication Trainer, University of the Arts London


New Responses to Anti-Racism in Art Libraries and Collections

Panel discussion

13:15 BREAK


HEA and CILIP Fellowship


Professional Writing for Publication: Why? Where? How?

Writing workshop with the Editors of Art Libraries Journal

16:00 BREAK


Updating the Classification Scheme at Sotheby’s Institute of Art: Embodying an Equitable Global Vision that Works for all of our Students
James Blake, Assistant Librarian, Sotheby's Institute of Art


Cartonera Books: the Phoenix Phenomenon

Annalisa Ricciardi, Cataloguer of American Collections, The British Library


Representational Belonging in Trade Periodicals: A Comparison between Architectural Record and Architectural Review

Emilee Mathews, Head, Ricker Library of Architecture and Art, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

17:35 Close of Day 2


Friday, 23 July


09:15 Welcome to Day 3

09:30 Keynote

Ferren Gipson, London-based art historian, writer and presenter

10:30 BREAK


Pandemic Pedagogy Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Look at Library Teaching Post-COVID-19

Coco Nijhoff, Senior Teaching Fellow, Library Services, Imperial College London
Rowan Williamson, Associate Director, Library Services and Support, University of the Arts London


British Library Artists' Lives project

Cathy Courtney, Project Director, Artists’ Lives



Copyright for art, design and architecture libraries, archives and collections

12:55 LUNCH


PhD options for art librarians


Librarians are Designers (Whether they Like it or Not)

Hollie Woodward, Senior Information Advisor, University of Plymouth


Does an Art and Design Librarian Need to be an Artist or Designer?

Suzie Williams, Academic Liaison Librarian, University of Sunderland


Positively Promoting Library Collections using Wakelet

Sarah Shenton, Subject Librarian, School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

15:55 BREAK


The State of Art  and Design School Libraries in North America: A Report on Findings with a Focus on DEI and Post-Pandemic Issues

Margot McIlwain Nishimura, Dean of Libraries, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Abi Sweeney, Librarian, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts


Future of (Art) Libraries

Panel discussion

17:30 Closing Address

Jeremy Jenkins, Chair of ARLIS/UK & Ireland  2021-2023