The eye according to Hunain ibn Ishaq. From the Cheshm Manuscript [Cairo National Library] dated circa 1200. [public domain]

National Committee for Information Resources on Asia

The date for the 2018 NACIRA Conference and AGM is Monday 3 December, this year held at the Asia House, London W1G 7LP:

Unlocking resources for Asian arts: museums, libraries and galleries

The Conference will bring together librarians, curators, archivists, researchers, students and others with an interest in resources for the study of Asian arts. Speakers from leading UK museums and libraries will introduce physical and digital resources and discuss issues of accessibility, interpretation and sustainability.

Pamela Kember, Head of Arts & Learning, Asia House: Changing Perceptions: archiving contemporary art from Asia

Dr Luisa Elena Mengoni, Head of Asian & African Collections, British Library: The power of culture: sharing physical and digital resources for sustained cultural dialogues

Ada de Witt, Assistant Curator, Wallace Collection: Asian Art in the Wallace Collection

Dr Venetia Porter, Assistant Keeper, Islamic & Contemporary Middle East, British Museum: The Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World

Dr Malini Roy, Head of Visual Arts, British Library: Visual Arts Collections at the British Library

Edward Weech, Librarian, Royal Asiatic Society: Digitization, accessibility, sustainability: online collections at the Royal Asiatic Society

Booking essential. Conference fee £35.

Payment: online via Eventbrite or by cheque (payable to NACIRA) to Vanessa Freedman, NACIRA Treasurer, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.


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