International Association of Music Libraries Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)
International Musicological Society (IMS)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 5-10 July 2009
The joint IAML-IMS conference took place at the newly constructed Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the very impressive Public Library of Amsterdam on July 5-10, 2009. Both buildings are located on the Oosterdok Island between the IJ River and the city center, a major 200,000 m2 urban project area on the banks of the IJ, which includes the construction of a hotel and a congress center, a trading center, office buildings, shops and restaurants, leisure facilities and a housing area. On a nearby island, the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, a concert hall dedicated to contemporary music which opened its doors in 2005, was the site of the Tuesday evening concert.
The conference program was such an embarrassment of riches that, unless gifted with ubiquity, there was no way to attend all the talks one was potentially interested in. The coming together of both organizations in a single conference provided the opportunity for stimulating and hopefully fertile exchanges on common subjects, with the potential to bring about needed synergy on similar and related projects.
You'll find in the following pages photos of some of the (many) participants. Not all are here: for one thing, this photographer couldn't be everywhere at all times. Additionally, some are already in the newsletter reporting on the conference, while many other pictures didn't come out in ways that would be satisfactory for the subject (and for the photographer) due to various technical details.
If you recognized someone left unnamed, please let me know. Thanks to the following people who have helped putting names on faces: Chris Banks, Maureen Buja, Jim Cassaro, Richard Chesser, Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi, Antony Gordon, Hilkka Härkönen, Malcolm Jones, Thomas Kalk, Hanneke Kuiper, Joseph Hafner, Jutta Lambrecht, Beatriz Magalhães Castro, Martie Severt, Yasuko Todo, Judy Tsou.