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.
Hero’s wedding dress, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, New Shakespeare Company, 1963. Costume design by David Walker. From: Shakespeare Institute Library, University of Birmingham
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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.