What is APAC?
The Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC) is the membership organisation for professionals, specialists, and other individuals working with or interested in performing arts heritage in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
What they do:
APAC offers meetings, visits, symposia, study days, an email forum, working groups, and collaborative projects. APAC advocates for the widest possible engagement in performing arts heritage collections by the general public.
APAC works toward the following objectives:
• To advance the performing arts heritage community in the UK and Ireland and advocate for the widest possible engagement in performing arts heritage collections by the general public
• To promote the value of its members’ collections and increase public awareness of the need to preserve such collections for the future
• To provide a forum for the exchange and dissemination of information, expertise and best practice in performing arts collections and heritage organisations in the UK and Ireland
• To enable collaboration between members and non-members by assisting with the development of skills in documenting and promoting the performing arts to enable greater access to all potential users.
APAC is the UK’s Subject Specialist Network for performing arts and has close links with SIBMAS, the International Association of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Documentation Centres of the Performing Arts.
How to join:
The ABTT is a member of APAC (Association of Performing Arts Collections, as such, anyone who is a member for ABTT can also participate in APAC activities, exhibitions, and seminars. See their website for further information.