Study Tours


ARLIS/NA International Relations Committee (IRC) study tours provide a global perspective on art information services and visual arts programming. Participants gain behind-the-scenes access to innovative art library facilities and historic collections worldwide. Deep engagement with international colleagues offers unparalleled opportunities for collaboration as well as inspiration for new approaches to the profession. The IRC actively encourages inclusiveness, diversity, and a multiplicity of viewpoints and perspectives for the Society by implementing annual study tours that strengthen ARLIS/NA's partnerships with international organizations and institutions.

Upcoming Tours

Venice and Northern Italy, June 2019 (Details coming soon)

Past Study Tours

2017 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Awards for International Travel Second Round

The ARLIS/NA Executive Board and the International Relations Committee announce five recipients for the second round of 2017 Samuel H. Kress Awards for International Travel.

2018 ARLIS/NA Conference Call for Proposals

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) will hold its 46th annual conference, "Out of Bounds,” in New York City, February 25-March 1, 2018. The New York Conference Program Committee encourages fellow librarians, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, and scholars to propose content that expands the boundaries of art librarianship. 

ARLIS/NA Releases State of Art Museum Libraries 2016 White Paper

The ARLIS/NA Executive Board announces the publication of the State of Art Museum Libraries 2016 White Paper. The report demonstrates the current roles, issues, and challenges faced by art museum libraries in the United States.