Curators Interviews | UAL Library Services

Tues 15 June 2021

The zines were launched through a series of exhibitions across UAL’s six Libraries. In this session Library Services staff Chris Foreman, Holly Callaghan, Viv Eades-Miller and Gustavo Grandal Montero discussed their responses to Decolonising the Arts Curriculum: Perspectives on Higher Education zine1.

Read more about our speakers and watch their sessions below.

CHRIS FOREMAN – Associate Director of Library Services (Content and Discovery)

Chris Foreman joined UAL as Associate Director of Library Services (Content and Discovery) in September 2020 where he leads on Anti-Racism and Decolonising activities across Libraries and Archives. A long-time advocate and campaigner for Disability, Mental Health and Neurodiversity recognition, and for inclusive Library Collections and Services, Chris has worked in libraries at higher education institutions for over 20 years, most recently as Associate Director at Senate House Library, University of London.

VIV EADES-MILLER – Academic Support Librarian

As Academic Support Librarian, Viv Eades-Miller is the subject librarian for Textiles, Biodesign and Material Futures; Fashion Communication and Fashion Design; and the MA Art and Science programme. Viv’s contribution to the zines includes ‘CSM Zine Library’ (zine1, p44).

GUSTAVO GRANDAL MONTERO – Academic Support Librarian

Gustavo Grandal Montero is the Academic Support Librarian at Chelsea College of Arts and Camberwell College of Arts, responsible for Fine Art courses support, research support and special collections curation, including the African-Caribbean, Asian and African Art in Britain Archive and its reading group. Trained as an Art Historian, Gustavo writes and presents regularly on art and librarianship topics including artists’ books and publishing, Concrete poetry, art ephemera and archives, and information literacy. Gustavo is a PhD candidate at Central Saint Martins and the Editor of the Art Libraries Journal (Cambridge University Press). Gustavo’s contributions to the zines include ‘Add your References’ (zine1, p39) and ‘Talking about Books at Lunchtime’ (zine2, p5).

HOLLY CALLAGHAN – Academic Support Librarian

Holly Callaghan is the collections manager at London College of Communication (LCC) working with all aspects of the library and the special collections, including zines. Holly’s works on decolonising projects within the library collections. Prior to this, Holly was Senior Liaison Librarian at Tate Library where she acquired, catalogued, and provided access to library materials focusing on contemporary international art. Holly is also a maker of queer DIY zines and comics about class, fat liberation, fandoms and mental health.