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#91 - SIBMAS-TLA Conference - Registration is open!
April 4, 2014

Registration is now open for the SIBMAS-TLA Conference:

Body, Mind, Artifact: Reimagining Collections
June 10-13, 2014

John Jay College
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

This international conference for performing arts librarians, archivists, curators, museum professionals, scholars, and students features three days of innovative programming related to Dance Preservation, Digital Humanities, and Artifacts and Ephemera. It explores issues of performing arts documentation and preservation, digital access and sustainability, challenges of negotiating between the physical and virtual, in the context of establishing broader communities of users.

Keynote speakers include William Ivey Long, Nic Leonardt, and Marvin Taylor.

Conference Program [subject to change]:

This congress includes tours to leading New York performing arts repositories and collections, as well as evening Reception at landmark venues.

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#90 - The Fall Issue of BROADSIDE is here!
January 29, 2014

The Fall issue of BROADSIDE, a newsletter of Theatre Library Association is now available on the TLA Website. Access to BROADSIDE is open--no username or password required!

Inside this issue:

* President's Report

* ASTR/TLA Conference in Dallas

* Exhibition reviews: “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music”

* Reviews of: Ben Jonson: A Life, by Ian Donaldson; The Feminist Spectator in Action: Feminist Criticism for the Stage & Screen, by Jill Dolan; and more.

* Upcoming Events

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Last updated: April 9, 2014