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Recent News

Letter from the President

Dear SIBMAS member,

It is with great pleasure that we can finally unveil our new website. 
Curtain up to a fresh new look for SIBMAS, packed with the latest information about your association... READ ON

Curtain up: our new website has arrived on sibmas.org!

SIBMAS has Entered the World of Social Media

SIBMAS has entered the world of social media. We are now on facebook [https://www.facebook.com/sibmas] and twitter [https://twitter.com/sibmas_org]. Like us & follow us to find out about latest news and events.

News from the Members 

Odéon's Memory

For many years the French Ministry of Culture has been supporting the digitization of the performing arts archives, so that they are preserved for the future and freely accessible online... READ ON

Note for Theatre & Music Hall People

Indices (1850-1950) to London licensees, owners, developers/promoters, architects, builders, contractors and decorators of theatres and music halls, are now available on the Society for Theatre Research website, click here to access the ressource.

Research Residences with Grant

Call for application : research residences with grant at the Institut International de la Marionnette (Charleville-Mézières, France).
Application is to be sent before 2013, Novembre, 22nd for a residence taking place in 2014.

To find out more about the conditions click here

Harry Ransom Center: Research Fellowships in the Humanities

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, annually awards over 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history... READ ON


A Permanent Space Exhibition on Rudolf Nureyev

An insatiable collector with a pronounced taste for sumptuous décor, Rudolf Nureyev accumulated a great number of paintings, etchings, costumes, fabrics, furniture and objects. After his death, the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation had the task of selling the majority of this patrimony, with the exception of a few hundred pieces, which were kept to constitute a collection in honor of this great dancer... READ ON

Centre national du costume de scène
Began on October 19 2013
Quartier Villars - Route de Montilly - 03000 MOULINS
Tel. 04 70 20 76 18

Exhibitions on Theatre Buildings

Guga Children's Theatre

The Theatre Museum of Düsseldorf has recently started a series of exhibitions about extraordinary theatre buildings which deserve our attention because of their 
concepts, their approaches, their cultural or social relevance... READ ON

Theatermuseum Düsseldorf
Jägerhofstraße 1
40479 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 899 6130

September 10, 2013 - January, 1 214
Design. Develop. Build Cape Town 2013

February 21, 2014 - April 27, 2014
The Theatre of Two Times: Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre

I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America

I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America is the first major exploration of the theater and industrial designer who The New York Times dubbed “the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century.” This exhibition is a collaboration between the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the Museum of the City of New York. READ ON

Museum of the City of New York
October 16, 2013 - February 10, 2014
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029

Surfing the Web

Rich Collection of Videos on Performing Arts Accessible Online

The Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA: National Audiovisual Institute) pionnier of online digital edition in France, has recently inaugurated a site entirely dedicated to performing arts where a rich collection of videos on theatre, opera, circus, puppets, street arts, dance and movement arts can be found... READ ON (fr)


Documentation Centre and Museum of Performing Arts

In 2013 The Barcelona’s Institut del Teatre celebrates its Centenary and hosted, for the occasion, the IFTR (International Federation of Theatre Research) Annual Conference. For this international event that took place in July, we published a booklet entitled Documentation Centre and Museum of Performing Artsedited in Catalan and English... READ ON

New Publications of the Société d'Histoire du Théâtre

A Prehistory of Theatre Revues
Issue no. 259 of Revue d'Histoire du Théâtre is dedicated to the emergence of theatre revues in France around 1880... READ ON (fr)

Online Magazine
The first number of Revue d'Histoire du Théâtre numérique talking about "Theatre History Writing and its Memory Issues" is now fully available online... READ ON (fr)

Texts in French

World Scenography 1975-1990

Please note that the price for both the soft and hard-cover versions of volume I World Scenography 1975-1990 will be going up on January 1st 2014 due to shipping costs increase. It is still time to order your copy of this unique book covering fifteen years of world scenography. To order your copy click here.
Stay tuned in 2014 for the publication of World Scenography volume II. It will cover the period 1990-2005.
World Scenography 1975-1990
Peter McKinnon & Eric Fielding (co-editors)
March 2012
ISBN: 9789299006313

Stage Design: Concerts, Events, Ceremonies and Theater

Stage Design: Concerts, Events, Ceremonies and Theater
Stage designers must create an immersive and engaging environment that lasts only hours or days but is remembered for a lifetime... READ ON

Song Jia (ed)
Artpower International Publishing
May 2013
ISBN: 1584235187

Louise Dumont. A Cultural History in Letters

Louise Dumont. Eine Kulturgeschichte in Briefen und Dokumenten. Bd. 1 1862 – 1904. 

Louise Dumont was known to the stages of Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg and Moscow. In 1905 she founded the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus and has been the leading actress and the artistic spirit. She became famous as the “Duse of the North” or the “20th century’s Neuberin” (the first female German director in the 18th century)... READ ON

Cepl-Kaufmann, Gertrude; Matzigkeit, Michael; Meiszies, Winrich (eds.)
December 2013
ISBN: 9783837511116
Text in German