Sessions will be held in the Price Auditorium at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Please use the Michigan Avenue entrance. Session topics, presentations and times are listed below.  For more details and to create your own personal calendar, please consult SCHED.

Tuesday, August 9
8:30 – 9:00 am

9:00 – 9:20 am
Opening Remarks

Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Special Collections Librarian, Architecture Library and Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
Sandra Ludig Brooke, Librarian, Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

9:20- 10:30 am
Architecture’s Impact on the Art Library’s Program, part 1

From Research Library to Research Services: Stories of Change at the Rijksmuseum 
Geert-Jan Koot, Curator of Library Collections and Former Head of the Research Library, Rijksmuseum
Saskia Scheltjens, Head of Research Services, Rijksmuseum
Museum Libraries in the Prado-Recoletos Axis in Madrid, 2005-2015: New Spaces for New Services
Soledad Canovas del Castillo, Head Librarian, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Javier Docampo, Director of the Department of Manuscripts, Incunabula and Rare Books, Biblioteca Nacional de España
Moderator: Jon Evans, Chief Librarian, Hirsch Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

10:30-10:45 am
Welcome from the Art Institute of Chicago

James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director, Art Institute of Chicago

10:45 – 11:15 am

11:15 – 12:45 pm
Architecture’s Impact on the Art Library’s Program, part 2

Awaking an Old Lady, The Salle Labrouste: How to Re-invent an Art Library in 2016
Anne-Elisabeth Buxtorf, Director, INHA National Art History Library
Designing for the Program, Programming for the Design: Stanford University’s New Bowes Art & Architecture Library
Peter Blank, Senior Librarian, Bowes Art & Architecture Library, Stanford University Libraries
Moderator: Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

12:45 – 1:45 pm

1:45 – 2:45 pm
What Makes an Art Library an Art Library?

From ‘Maps’ to ‘Labyrinths’ of Knowledge: The Spatial Factor in Art Libraries
Jan Simane, Head of the Library, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institute
The Right Space: 150 Years of Housing a National Gallery’s Library and Archive Collection
Andrea Lydon, Head of Library, Archives, Web, National Gallery of Ireland
Moderator: Kathleen Salomon, Assistant Director, Getty Research Institute

2:45 – 3:15 pm

3:15 – 4:15 pm
Art Libraries and the Aesthetic Response

Building Art into Architecture: An Exploration of Ann Hamilton’s Library Installations
Julie Mellby, Graphic Arts Curator, Princeton University Libraries
Light and Wood: An Intimate and Human Space within the Art Libraries of Louis I. Kahn
Kraig Binkowski, Chief Librarian, Reference Library and Archives, Yale Center for British Art
Moderator: Jonathan Franklin, Librarian, The National Gallery, London

4:15 – 5:00 pm
Keynote Address: Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer, Design With Company, LLC.

Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer teach at the University of Illinois at Chicago and are cofounders of Design With Company (Dw/Co). Stewart holds an M. ARCH degree from Princeton University and Allison from the University of Michigan. Their work explores the intersection between literature and architecture through exhibitions, speculative urban scenarios, and temporary pavilions. The practice was recently featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial and as Next Progressives by Architect Magazine, New Talents by Metropolis Magazine, and Chicago’s Next Generation by Architectural Record.

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Relax in the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, stroll around Millenium Park, or freshen up back at your hotel prior to our opening reception on the steps of the Grand Staircase just inside the Michigan Avenue entrance of the Art Institute. For those staying in the building, refreshments will begin being served at 5:45 PM, and for those who choose to wander around outside the building, the doors will open at 6 PM for the reception.

6:00 – 7:30 pm
Opening Reception

Wednesday, August 10
8:30 – 8:45 am
Opening Remarks

8:45 – 10:15 am
Making Space for Different Kinds of User Interactions

Old Building, New Public: The Renovation Project of the Forney Art Library in Paris
Lucile Trunel, Conservatrice en chef, Directrice de la Bibliothèque, Bibliothèque Forney
Furness’s Brooding Building: An Engine of Active Thought
Hannah Bennett, Head of the Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania
From the Historical Space into a New Context: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Research Library as Part of the Future House of Text
Ekaterina Igoshina, Head of the Library, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Research Library
Moderator: Kenneth Soehner, Chief Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art

10:15 – 10:30 am

10:30 – 12:00 pm
A Creative Force in the Library

The Last Doge’s Groom: How Villa Manin Stable Became a Regional Institute for Friuli Venezia Giulia Cultural Heritage and its Library
Simonetta Pasqualis Dell’Antonio, Information Specialist and Secretary of the University Language Centre, Università degli Studi di Trieste
Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design: Ten Years and Counting
Carol Terry, Director of Library Services, Rhode Island School of Design
Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
Moderator: Heather Gendron, Director, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University, and President, ARLIS/NA

12:00 pm

1:00 – 6:00 pm
Tours Begin — See Tour Listing for Options