13 May 2024 / Conferences

SIBMAS Conference – Early Bird Registration closes 15th May

The 34th SIBMAS Conference 2024 Hong Kong

Dramaturgies of Collecting: Conserving, Restaging, and Interpreting the Performing Arts

23 – 27 June 2024

Henry Cheng International Conference Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


About The Conference

International Association of Libraries, Museums, Archives, and Documentation Centres of the Performing Arts ( has been the international network of cultural heritage in the performing arts since 1954, currently serving members across 35 countries and gather individuals and institutions documenting circus, dance, film, opera, theatre and puppetry. SIBMAS promotes research in the performing arts, organises biennial conferences and provides proceedings containing the conference papers.

The 34th SIBMAS Conference 2024 will be held in Asia for the first time. Hosted by the Hong Kong chapter of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC(HK)) in collaboration with The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library, with the support of Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme, this conference coincides with the 70th anniversary of the founding of SIBMAS. It also serves as one of the commemorative events for the 30th anniversary of the founding of IATC(HK).


The full conference programme is now live on the website and registration is open. For an early bird discount, register before the 15th May here. There are also options to register for online only access.