Don't miss the 2013 NY Art Book Fair happening September 19-22 at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. This event is free and open to the public - yes, FREE! Alongside the fair is the 6th annual Contemporary Artists' Books Conference (CABC) that provides two days of programming and sessions related to emerging practices and art-book culture. The conference is also free of charge. The conference will be kicked off on September 19th by keynote speaker Clive Phillpot, an author, critic, and former MoMA Library Director.
Over the past three years, 30 talented interns from the Pratt Institute, School of Information & Library Science, have passed through our doors here at the Brooklyn Museum Libraries, Archives and Digital Lab, thanks to an IMLS-funded grant (Institute of Museum and Library Services). These M-LEAD (Museum Library Education and Digitization) interns have been instrumental in a variety of important contributions, from processing and describing archival materials, to digitizing images for online accessibility, to clearing copyright and cataloging library resources, just to name a few!
Several MoMA Library staff members are heavily involved in an exciting upcoming event, the 3rd annual Contemporary Artists' Books Conference, to be held at PS1 on November 5-6. The conference is sponsored by Printed Matter, and held in conjunction with the NY Art Book Fair. The program will include speakers, panels, artists' presentations, and receptions.
Marketing is always a challenge for libraries. We want people to know about the treasures contained in our collections, the research services we provide, and, most importantly, that we are open for business. But we don't always have the budgets for targeted advertising or the attention of the media to inspire coverage that will reach potential users.
The MoMA Library is hosting an Art Book Swap on Feb. 6. All are welcome – bring some books for swapping!
Art Book Swap New York
When: February 6, 2010 Noon to 5pm
The Museum of Modern Art
Cullman Education and Research Building
4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Free and open to the public. Bring your art books and swap one-for-one with hundreds of donated art books.