Posted on October 26, 2012
The Theatre Information Group (TIG), which was founded in 1980, has changed its name to the Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC). This will now be the new title for the Subject Specialist Network of performing arts collections in the UK and Ireland, and the association hopes the change in name will emphasise its “commitment to providing a forum for discussing issues in performing arts heritage” by reflecting the widening range of individual members and member institutions. Associated institutions include a number of prominent dance collections, such as the Theatre and Performance Collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Resource Centre for Dance, and the Royal Opera House Collections.
To coincide with the renaming, APAC has just launched a new website, which is part of the association’s “ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of information to members and the public on performing arts collections in the UK and Ireland”. Funding for the development of the website, which can be viewed by clicking here, has been provided by Arts Council England as part of its Subject Specialist Network.