The Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC) is the Subject Specialist Network of performing arts collections in the UK and Ireland.
Its members â€“ museums, archives, libraries, organisations, and individuals â€“ meet regularly to discuss issues and share ideas and information.
APAC provides an email discussion forum, study days on specialist topics, and collaborative projects. It is the UK affiliate of SIBMAS, the International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts.
Toy theatre print of William Macready as Count Florinski in ‘The Exiles of Siberia’, published by O.Hodgson, 1831. From: Roy Waters Theatre Collection, Archives, Royal Holloway, University of London
Lisa Ullmann (right) teaching. Photograph: Roland Watkins. From: Laban Library & Archive, Trinity Laban
Drawing for model of Globe Playhouse, with section drawings by William
Poel, 1897. From: University of Bristol Theatre Collection
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APAC has a database in Culture Grid that contains records about members’ and others’ performing arts holdings. Known as UK Theatre Collections, the database is a good place to start searching for materials.