Art Libraries Section

Division: Library Types

The Section endeavors to represent libraries and organizations concerned with all formats of textual and visual documentation for the visual arts, including fine arts, applied arts, design and architecture. The Section strives to improve access to information about these subjects for users of independent research libraries, museum libraries, art libraries attached to educational institutions art departments within national, college, university and public libraries, government departments and agencies, libraries in cultural centres and other collections of art information. The Section is also concerned with the creation, study and enjoyment of the visual arts through these libraries and with the encouragement of activities of national and regional societies of art librarians and visual resources curators. It provides an international forum for the free exchange of information and materials on art and furthers the aims of the Core Activities of IFLA.

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Art Libraries, Sections

Last update: 13 April 2017

Latest News

Call for Papers - Art Libraries Section joint with Social Science Libraries Section

These Times to Us Are Worth Savin’: Documenting the Art of Social Transformation since 1960

12 January 2017

Presentations from Session 091, Rare Books and Special Collections and Art Libraries Sections posted

IFLA 2016, Session 091 Presentations: Worth a Thousand Words: A Global Perspective on Image Description, Discovery, and Access

3 September 2016