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Scottish Visual Arts Group


The Scottish Visual Arts Group represents librarians and information providers from visual arts libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions in Scotland. It is an affiliated group of SCURL, and also reports to the National Co-Ordination of Art Resources Committee of ARLIS UK & Ireland.

SVAG is committed to the dissemination of art information and the exchange of ideas, and primarily acts as a forum for professional sharing and support with a strong practical emphasis. The group aims to:

  • maximise opportunities for co-operation across Scottish art libraries and archives
  • promote collections and services
  • lobby on issues with relevance to art and design information
  • heighten awareness of visual arts documentation
  • link activities to local and UK-wide initiatives

To find out more about SVAG and its work, and to read minutes of previous meetings, please visit the Scottish Visual Arts Group website