Past Conferences

32nd SIBMAS Conference – Paris and Moulins, 5-8 June 2018
Being successful together. Participate, share, cooperate in safeguarding performing arts heritage.
The Complete Programme of the Conference (EN/FR)

31th SIBMAS Conference – Copenhagen, 31 May- 3 June 2016
Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User!
Conference Handbook
Conference Report

30th SIBMAS Conference – New York City, 10-13 June 2014
Body, Mind, Artifact: Reimagining Collections
The Complete Programme of the Conference

29th SIBMAS Conference – London, 25-26 October 2012
Best Practice! Innovative Techniques for Performing Arts Collections, Libraries and Museums
Conference Report

28th SIBMAS Conference – Munich, 26-30 July 2010
Connecting points: Performing Arts Collections Uniting Past and Future

27th SIBMAS Conference – Glasgow, 25-29 August 2008
Capturing the Essence of Performance: The Challenge of Intangible Heritage

26th SIBMAS Conference – Vienna, 28 August-1 September 2006
Performing Arts Collections on the Offensive

25th SIBMAS Conference – Barcelona, 6-10 September 2004
From Document to User: the Roles and Responsibilities of Specialised Centres for Performing Arts

24th SIBMAS Conference – Rome, 2-7 September 2002
Performing Arts Collections and their Treatment

23th SIBMAS Conference – Paris, 25-30 September 2000
Performing Arts: National Heritage and Information
Table of Contents

22th SIBMAS Conference – London, 1-4 July 1998
Performing Arts Collections: Virtual, Dead or Live?

21th SIBMAS Conference – Helsinki, 1-6 September 1996
Winds of Change

20th SIBMAS Conference – Antwerp, 4-7 September 1994
Collecting and Recording the Performing Arts: Why and How?

19th SIBMAS Conference – Lisbon, 7-11 September 1992
Documentation of Performing Arts in a Changing Society

18th SIBMAS Conference – Stockholm, 3-7 September 1990
Records and Images of the Art of the Performer

17th SIBMAS Conference – Mannheim, 4-9 September 1988
Theatre Collections and the Public

16th SIBMAS Conference – London, 9-13 September 1985
The Theatre and Theatre Collections

15th SIBMAS Conference – New York, 1982
Stage Design: Problems of Collecting, Cataloging and Conserving Documents

14th SIBMAS Conference – Belgrade, 15-20 September 1980
Methodologies of documents in the performing arts (Libraries and Musea)

13th SIBMAS Conference – Barcelona, 1978
Documentation in the Service of the Cultural Diffusion of the Performing Arts, especially in South America, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East

12th SIBMAS Conference – Vienna, 6-10 September 1976
Video documentation in the Performing Arts

11th SIBMAS Conference – Copenhagen, 8-14 September 1974
Living Theatre and Documentation

10th SIBMAS Conference – Brussels, 3-6 October 1972
Audiovisual Recording Concerning Theatre and Dance

9th SIBMAS Conference – Genoa, 5-10 April 1970
Interdisciplinary Research on the Nature, Art and Social Function of the Actor

8th SIBMAS Conference – Budapest, 19-24 September 1967
How Preserved Collections Could Serve the Activity of Living Theatre

7th SIBMAS Conference – Amsterdam, 6-9 September 1965
The Collections and Their Files

6th SIBMAS Conference – Munich, 28-30 November 1963
Documents Originating from Performances and Documents Concerning their Sources

5th SIBMAS Conference – Paris, 23-25 June 1961
Results of an International Survey on the Archives of Theatre Photographers.
The Development of an International Cataloging Code for Documents on Arts

4th SIBMAS Conference – Warsaw, 13-17 September 1959
Results of the International Survey concerning Libraries, Musea and Documentation Centres

The first three conferences were organised within the FIAB Council meetings. After the founding of SIBMAS, independent conferences were organised.

3th SIBMAS Conference – Paris, 23-26 September 1957
Services Provided by Private Collections

2nd SIBMAS Conference – Brussels, 11-18 September 1955
Starting with Collections of Written Staging

1st SIBMAS Conference – Zagreb, 27 September-1 October 1954
Main theme: Business Prospects of the Section