Founded in 1979, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) is a not-for-profit organization representing a diverse group of more than 600 archivists, librarians and records managers in New York metropolitan area.
It is one of the largest local organizations of its kind in the United States with members representing more than 160 repositories.
To educate the public about the legal, historical and cultural value of public and private archives and manuscript collections.
To provide a forum, through monthly meetings, where members of the archival community can discuss issues of professional concern.
To promote professional development through continuing education workshops and professional education opportunities.
To advocate the preservation and use of historical materials.
Between the months of September and June, A.R.T. holds meetings at repositories around New York City and the New York metropolitan area, including Westchester County, New Jersey, and Connecticut. These programs focus on practical and professional issues concerning archivists, librarians, and cultural heritage professionals. The programs also strive to present topics of current public interest, and all programs are open to the public (unless otherwise specified for certain special events). If you and your organization are interested in hosting one of the A.R.T.'s monthly programs, please contact our Programming Committee.