ABOUT

The Decorative Arts Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is a forum for sharing ideas pertinent to the field of decorative arts, craft, and design librarianship. After a brief hiatus, this group was revitalized at the 2013 ARLIS/NA Pasadena conference to address the unique challenges of working within this subset of the arts.  The group is primarily composed of members from academic, museum and special libraries concerned with cultivating shared resources for managing decorative arts collections, as well as developing professional skills to best serve students, faculty, researchers and curators.

Background image: A student participates in a 1967 ceramics workshop. Image courtesy of American Craft Council Library Digital Collections.