• We are trying something new! This year’s fall meeting will be hybrid and split over two days. The fall chapter business meeting will be fully virtual on Thursday, October 21st with an in person meet up in Amherst/Northampton on Friday October 22nd for those who feel comfortable traveling. Virtual business meeting agenda and registration link REGISTER HERE: 10 – 11 am: Business Meeting (see agenda) 11:15 am – noon: Presentation from Five College Museum Collections Management Commons (MCMC) Project Manager, Erin Richardson, and Data Specialist, Carrie Evans.  Erin and Carrie will speak about the exciting work they are doing to help the Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield plan to migrate data from its current museum database MimsyXG and public portal ( to a new one with improved data consistency, interoperability across platforms, and reduced bias in subject headings. There will be time for Q&A at the end. Friday in person meet up 10:30-11:30 am:   Tours of the Yiddish Book Center (meet at the Yiddish Book Center entrance at 10:30).   Note there is plenty of parking at the Book Center (the YBC has waived the admission fee for our group but donations are welcome) 11:30- 1 pm:  Lunch right across the road at Atkins Farms  (there are lots of outdoor picnic tables in addition to indoor seating, so if the weather’s nice, we can eat outside 1:00-2:00 pm:   Tours of the Eric Carle Museum (right across from Atkins) 2:00 pm– head over to Smith College Botanical gardens if you’d like to tour on your own! (a 20 minute drive).    ($2 suggested admission) If you plan to join us, you need to do two things – ASAP!: 1.  Please R.S.V.P. to chapter president Rachel Beckwith (rbeckwith [at] hampshire [dot] edu) if you plan to come so that we can have a list of names for our group for each museum.    2.  Purchase your ticket for the Eric Carle through their website on Eventbrite.  You will choose the Friday, October 22, 1-4 pm time slot.  They will definitely sell out as they have limited tickets, so they recommend doing this 2 weeks in advance which is NOW!  

  • The ARLIS/NA New England spring chapter meeting will be held Thursday, May 6th 11am-12pm ET. To register please use this link (view full post for live link). Agenda: coming soon!

  • Join us for a virtual Fall Chapter Meeting on Friday, October 16 from 1-3pm ET. Our time together will include: 1:00pm Chapter Business Meeting2:00pm Virtual Tour of Harvard Fine Arts Library2:30pm Virtual Coffee & Conversation2:55pm Closing The Harvard Fine Arts Library Join our listserv for the Zoom meeting link or email We hope to see you there! 

  • Join ARLIS/NA New England for a meetup with colleagues at the Bookworks exhibition at Tufts. We will speak with curator Dina Deitsch and Darin Murphy of the SMFA library at Tufts, look at the work on display, and then head over to Semolina for dinner/drinks with anyone who would like to join. The Details: When: Thursday, November 14th, 5-7pm (followed by optional dinner/drinks)Where: Tufts University Art Galleries, Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 Please RSVP here. We hope to see you there! 

  • Join us on October 11, 2019 at the Mystic Seaport Museum for the chapter’s fall meeting! We’ll hold a business meeting, hear updates and news from ARLIS/NA New England colleagues, and explore the museum (including the J.M.W Turner exhibition!). RSVP by Tuesday, October 8th at 5pm. You have the option to attend the meeting online or in person! The Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard is a working shipyard that engages in historic vessel restoration and maintenance. Photo credit: Mystic Seaport Museum

  • Please save the date for ARLIS/NA New England’s Fall meeting at Mystic Seaport Museum on Friday, October 11th. The agenda for the day is forthcoming, but you can expect a guided tour of the Collections Research Center and an opportunity for a self-guided tour of the entire museum campus. We hope you will join us! Mystic Seaport Museum at sunset. Photo credit: Mystic Seaport Museum