On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the IFLA Art Libraries Section two years ago, we propose to look at the challenges to our disciplines and institutions in the past, present and future. Reflecting on previous achievements and successes of international collaboration, we seek to identify how opportunities and needs have changed today, and what is coming into view over the horizon.

Please join us for the Art Libraries satellite meeting, followed by gallery tour and drinks reception.


8:45 – Registration
9:15 – Welcomes and Introduction
9:30 – Keynotes
10:15 – New Skills for Art Librarians
11:15 – 11:45 – Coffee Break
12:30 – Special Collections in Art Libraries
13:15 – Lunch
14:15 – Keynotes
15:00 – Digital Collection Networks in Art History and Cultural Heritage
15:45 – 16:00 Tea Break
16:45 – ‘The Future, The Sister of the Past’ : IFLA Art Libraries Section at 40
17:30 – Discussion
18:00 – Chester Beatty Exhibition Galleries: Exclusive Tour and Drinks reception