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ARLIS
BRISTOL
2022

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE NEUTRAL?

14 July 2022 | M Shed

The question of the neutrality of our libraries has never been so important in our culturally conflicted society. If the creation and distribution of knowledge is not neutral, where does it leave us? With movements such as #MeToo, Black Lives Matter and the decolonising of education, many of us have reflected on and/or challenged the way in which we acquire, curate, promote and manage our art libraries and their collections. But are we perpetuating a certain bias? Is neutrality an idealistic concept that we should strive for, or could it be challenged? If so, what are the implications for us, as art library workers?

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KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS

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Rohan Ayinde

Poet and Artist

Stuart Hall Library Artist-In-Residence 2021

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Marilyn Clarke

Director of Library Services

Goldsmiths, University of London

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Ray Barnett

Head of Collections & Archives

Bristol Culture

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M Shed

Wapping Road
Bristol
BS1 4RN

 VENUES

The ARLIS UK & Ireland 2022 Conference is being hosted at one of Bristol's many amazing museums,  M Shed.

The evening reception will be held at Watershed, just an eight minute walk away.

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Watershed

1 Cannons Road
Harbourside

Bristol
BS1 5TX

 
 

WHAT'S
ON

Bristol is a bustling city full of galleries, museums, shops, and cultural venues. There is something for everyone and the week of  the conference is no exception.

 

Want inspiration for your trip?

We have everything you need.

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There are options for self-guided visits to the Art and Design Collections along with other conference attendees on

Wednesday 13th or Friday 15th July.

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REGISTRATION

Delegate
Sponsored Student
£75
FREE

UWE Bristol MSc Information and Library Management course, UWE Bristol Library Services, and the ARLIS Conference Working Party are pleased to sponsor 5 student tickets for the full conference.

 

All eligible submissions will be entered into a prize draw to identify the winners of the 5 sponsored tickets.

 

For more information and to enter the draw, click here.

 

SPONSORS

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WORKING
PARTY

Ludovik Sebire

University of the West of England

Sarah Clifford

University of the West of England

Brett Moodie

University of the West of England

Helen Rayner

Bath Spa University

Cathy Johns

Independent Art Librarian & Editor

Julia Teal Reynolds

Columbia University

Tegan Pyke

Cardiff Metropolitan University