Museums in Libraries, Libraries in Museums, Dublin, 26 January 2016 (Lecture)

Posted: Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The Library of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is hosting a public lecture ‘Museums in Libraries, Libraries in Museums'. The talk will be delivered by Beth McKillop, Deputy Director of the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum. In her talk Ms McKillop will examine museums and libraries in the 21st century, from her unique perspective of 11 years at the V&A and 20 years in the British Library's Asian Department. Her talk will have an international perspective, and will look at changing patterns of provision and engagement in museums and libraries around the world.

The V&A is home to the National Art Library and the Archive of Art and Design. She will explore how these rich curatorial and information sources are incorporated across the physical and virtual museum. She will discuss plans to open V&A East, a new museum for East London, and will outline new thinking about museum and library collections as a kind of encyclopaedia of the material and digital world.

Beth McKillop moved from the British Library to the V&A in 2004, becoming the V&A's Deputy Director in 2010. In the information management sphere, she championed a digital infrastructure project, the award-winning Collections Management System, which launched in April 2010 and concluded in October 2014. Most recently she has worked with Professor Bill Sherman to develop a V&A initiative to transform museum-based research by establishing VARI, the V&A Research Institute.

This event is part of "The Library of the Future; the Future of the Library", a programme of events for 2015-2016. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Date: Tuesday 26 January 2016
Time: 17:30
Venue: The Printing House Hall, Trinity College Dublin
All welcome and admission is free, please note places are limited.

Click here to reserve your place