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Recent News

New Sibmas Website – coming soon

We are delighted to announce that work on a new SIBMAS website has commenced. A website company has been commissioned to develop and design our new website. In the coming months www.sibmas.org will change its look dramatically and provide many new features for members and online visitors… READ ON

Contribution to the SIBMAS International Directory

You are invited to contribute to the new SIBMAS International Directory of Performing Arts Collections.  We are hoping that the entire membership of SIBMAS will be included in the new Directory but that can only happen if everyone takes just a few minutes to complete the form. Many thanks to the 33 people who have already contributed.
Click HERE to access the form!

Obituary: Oskar Pausch

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that former Director of the Austrian Theatre Museum and SIBMAS President, Dr. Oskar Pausch, passed away shortly before his 76th birthday on May 15th.
Under the direction of Oskar Pausch, the Theatre Collection of the Austrian National library evolved to become the Austrian Theatre Museum at his current location, the Lobkowitz Palace in Wien.  He directed the museum from 1980 until 1997, and published more than 120 texts on German language and literature, theatre and musicology.
Oskar was also an active President of Sibmas between 1988 and 1992 and many of us will have fond memories of his presence at numerous SIBMAS-conferences or even remember him saying hello at our conference in Vienna 2006.

News from the Members

Famous Russian Theatre Magazine Now Digitalized

The Saint-Petersburg State Theatre Library has completed the digitization of the “Biryuch Petrogradskih gosudarstvennyh teatrov” magazine. The famous theatre magazine was edited by the former Library of Russian Drama between 1918 and 1920. The magazine contains a lot of precious information… READ ON

The magazines are available HERE (russian only)

Inauguration of the Maurice Béjart Hall

The Collection suisse de la danse is pleased to announce the opening of the Maurice Béjart exhibition hall in Lausanne. It will be officially inaugurated on Wednesday, September 4th 2013 at 6 PM. You are very welcome!
For more information please contact Cynthia Schneider at the following address: info@collectiondeladanse.ch
Collection suisse de la danse
Av. Villamont 4
1005 Lausanne
Tel.: +41 (0)21 323 77 48


Into the Ring! The Most Beautiful Circus Costumes

Just like the parade when the circus comes to town, this exhibition is staging the display, for the first time, of the magnificent costumes and robes belonging to some of the greatest circus troupes in the world... READ ON

Centre national du costume de scène
From June 15, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Quartier Villars, Route de Montilly 03000 MOULINS
Tel : 04 70 20 76 20

The Stages of Richard Teschner

The exhibition focuses on the many different aspects of the Teschner phenomenon: his work under changing political constellations and his involvement with films. In 2008 the Austrian Theatre Museum initiated a comprehensive review and study of Richard Teschner’s estate; it is now publishing... READ ON

österreichisches theater museum
From April 25, 2013 - February 10, 2014
Palais Lobkowitz, Lobkowitzplatz 2, Vienna
+43 1 525 24- 3460

Stage Design in Düsseldorf: New Approaches in Research

This exhibition features researches
being conducted by Helmut Gross on the history of stage design of the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus in the period 1905 to 1933. The important bequest of Helmut Gross' collection on this subject in 2008 prompted the Dusseldorf Theatre Museum to continue studying the stage designs, and their designers’ active within this theater... READ ON

Theatermuseum der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf
Jägerhofstr. 1
DE-40479 Düsseldorf

2013 Exhibitions and Events click HERE

Discover the SIBMAS Members

The Theatre Collections of the Royal Library Copenhagen

Collections focusing on drama, opera, ballet, circus and other forms of performing arts are richly represented in the National Library. Some of these collections are listed HERE

For further information on each collection please contact the Music and Theatre Department: mta-post@kb.dk


Into the Ring's Exhibition Catalogue

Tous en piste ! Costumes de cirque autour du monde
Pascal Jacob (author)
Jointly published by CNCS and Fage Editions
June 2013
ISBN: 978 2 84975 298 2
Text in French

Richard Teschner's Exhibition Catalogue

Die Bühnen des Richard Teschner
Verlag filmarchiv austria
May 2013
ISBN: 9783902781291
Text in German

On theater in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia from the beginning to end of the 18th Century

The encyclopedia Theater in Böhmen is the most recent German updated and enlarged edition of the Czech version Starší divadlo v českých zemích do konce 18. století - Osobnosti a díla. This publication features information on theater history in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia from the beginnings to the end of the 18th century.The encyclopedia is not restricted to regional theatrical phenomena only, as it mentions the travel routes taken by the protagonists from neighbouring countries and covers supraregional theatre forms like the English comedians, Commedia dell'arte, the Italian Opera, the clerical theatre, musical theatre as well as local religious theatre.... READ ON (ger) (cze)

Theater in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien. Von den Anfängen bis zum Ausgang des 18. Jahrhunderts. Ein Lexikon
Jakubcová Alena, Pernerstorfer Matthias J. et al. (authors)
Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
June 2013
ISBN: 978-80-7008-288-1
Text in German and Czech

Surfing the Web

Recent Theatre Productions on your Screen

Digital Theatre Plus offers a high-quality online theatre experience to students all over the world, many of whom don't have the experience of live theatre whilst in formal education.  The new Digital Theatre Plus website engages, excites and educates, helping students gain confidence, be more articulate and develop the ability to form opinions; all of which aid their learning across the curriculum - Fiona Lindsay, Creative Producer, Digital Theatre Plus READ ON

100 years of Theatre Archives of the Champs-Elysées Now Online

To celebrate its centenary the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has announced recently the launching of its new portal TEC archives.fr that will present more than 1,500 posters, hundreds of architectural documents and nearly 10,000 programs reflecting the history of this renown theatre... READ ON (fr)