Conference Programme *

Afternoon of Wednesday 24th: optional visits for delegates.
Pre-booking is essential, please see our visits page for further information

Thursday October 25th


Venue: Sackler Centre, V&A Museum

Sessions 10.30 – 5.30

10.00 – 10.25 Registration & Coffee

10.30 Welcome by Claire Hudson, V&A Theatre and Performance

10.40 SIBMAS President Winrich Meiszies, Theatre Museum of the City of Düsseldorf

and Kenneth Schlesinger, Theatre Library Association President

Where do we go from here? Libraries and museums for performing arts.


11.00 Keynote Speaker: Dick Straker – Projection Designer of major stage shows

Video and Projection media for theatre and performance

11.30 Coffee

Chair: Sylvie François, Cirque du Soleil

11.45 Agnieszka Kowalska, The Historical Museum of the City of Krakow

 Modern multimedia and stage design techniques in a narrative museum: the new theatrical exhibition at the Historical Museum of Kraków

12.10 Delphine Pinasa, Centre national du costume de scène

 Centre National du Costume de Scène

12.35 Jody Blake, McNay Art Museum

 Theatricalizing the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts


13.00 Lunch


Chair: Jan Van Goethem, La Monnaie - De Munt

13.45 Keith Lodwick, V&A Museum

 Hollywood Costume: exhibition preview

14.00 Keynote 2:James Stevenson, V&A Museum

3-D scanning of museum objects.  The 3-D Coform project

14.30 Barry Houlihan, NUI Galway Archives

The Play’s the Thing: engaging with the Irish Theatre Archive

14.55 Patrick Le Boeuf, Bibliothèque nationale de France

 Towards Performing Arts Information


15. 20 Tea


Chair:  Ramona Riedzewski, V&A Theatre and Performance

15.40     Eva del Rey, British Library

 UK Web Archive and the Live Art Collection 2008-2012

16.05 Nena Couch, The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute

 Flashing Thigh in Flickr: Images of 19th century Burlesque Performers in a 21st century Virtual Environment

16.30 Karin Brown, Shakespeare Institute

 Virtual Shakespeare Theatre Archive: the development of a resource for research

16.55 Kate Dorney, V&A Museum

 Connecting Past and Present: curation for mobile digital devices

17.20 Summing up

17.30 Close of sessions 

17.45 – 19.45 drinks reception, at the French Institute (5 minutes walk from the V&A)



Friday 26th


Venue: Sackler Centre, V&A Museum

Arrival: doors open 10.00 am. 

Sessions 10.15 to 13.00

Chair: Kate Dorney, V&A Theatre and Performance

10.15 Keynote 3 David Sabel, National Theatre

NT Live

10.45 André Deridder, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)

 Think, act and lobby locally (..but share globally)

 Chair:  Veronique Meunier, Bibliotheque nationale de France, and Alan Jones of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

11.05 Introductions to the poster presenters

11.15 – 12.30 Poster Session (simultaneously with coffee and voting)

·Amy Staniforth, Aberystwyth University

Archives Confessions: research as performative act

·Anne Blankenberg, Theatre Museum of the City of Düsseldorf

Hamlet 2.0: An Idea for a Virtual Joint Venture

·Dominique Dewind Archives et Musée de la Littérature - Centre belge de la SIBMAS

Presentation of Aspasia, a database of the history of performing arts in French-speaking Belgium

·Elvira Markevičiūtė, Kaunas County Public Library

The Exhibition Marking The 90th Anniversary Of Kaunas State Drama Theatre

·Enid Negrete, La Bibliomusicineteca

Lux Teatrale

·Francka Slivnik, Slovenian Theatre Museum

Alenka Bartl, Costume Designer.

·Hans van Keulen, Netherlands Theatre Institute

Future of the collections of the Netherlands Theatre Institute

·Nancy Friedland, Columbia University

Patterning Costume Research Design

·Takashi Hoshino, Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum of Waseda University

Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum of Waseda University


12.30 General Assembly, results of voting

13.30 Close of conference

13.30 – 14.30 Sandwich Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Meeting of the newly elected Executive Committee

14.00 to 22.00 Delegates will have complimentary admission to the V&A’s major exhibition: Hollywood Costume