ARLIS Education and Professional Development Committee Event

Places are still left for the following visit:

ARLIS Education and Professional Development Committee are organising an
afternoon visit to the Ideas Store , Whitechapel ,  on 10 April 2007.  The visit will include a
tour and an opportunity to look round the collection and

Background on Idea Stores
The Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport,
launched the groundbreaking Idea Stores concept in April 1999. Tower
Hamlets, unveiled its plans to invest £20 million in library and learning
services at a time when the national trend has been for decreasing funding.
The idea became a reality in May 2002 when the first, prototype Idea Store
opened at Bow. This was followed by the opening of a second Idea Store at
Chrisp Street in July 2004 and a third Idea Store at Whitechapel in
September 2005.

If you would like your name  added to the list of visitors please contact
Mandy Cumbridge our new Calendar Bookings Organizer at

N.B  Because of the popularity of the Ideas Store concept, there will be a
charge for the tour.  This is largely dependent on numbers, but is likely
to be between £6 and £7.

For up to date information on forthcoming workshops and free visits please
see the online ARLIS/UK & Ireland Events Calendar 2006 at

One comment:

  1. I just came across the Idea Store Whitechapel again while cataloging. It’s a really interesting example of a multipurpose library. It has a dance studio and an A/V library. The Whitechapel building is designed by architect David Adjaye. Here’s the link:
    Idea Store Whitechapel

    Could someone who has visited an Idea Store tell us how it really works?

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