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The Creative Powers of the Art Library

ARLIS UK & Ireland Annual Conference | 3-5 July 2023 | Norwich
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The art library is a container, a protector and an organiser, but it is also a creator. This year’s ARLIS conference will celebrate and interrogate the art library’s power to generate tangible and intangible cultures. Inspired by our host city’s pioneering history in the production of books, print and literature, we invite attendees to consider the art library’s role in the production of new ideas, practices, meanings and relationships, and their potential.

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The ARLIS UK & Ireland 2023 conference will take place in The Forum, Norwich. A unique space in the heart of the city, The Forum is home to the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library and BBC East.

Directions to the venue and information on conference affiliated hotels can be found on our directions and accomodation page.

During the conference there will be a curated display from the Books On Books collection and an interrelated exhibition of contemporary book art created by Bookscapes Collective.


We have a range of tickets available for delegates, including concessionary rates for freelancers, independent workers, unwaged individuals, and students. Fees are as follows:


For those who wish to attend all three days of the conference.



For those unable to attend all three days.



For freelancers, independents, and unwaged individuals.



For current students.





Jerry Jenkins

British Library

Hannah Stageman

British Library

Cathy Johns

Independent Art Librarian & Editor

Storm Greenwood

Glasgow School of Art

Aoife Larkin

Leeds Arts University

Jennifer Williams

Norwich University of the Arts

Tegan Pyke

University of Bergen

Jules Allen

Independent Visual Artist

Amy Straker

Norwich University of the Arts

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