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Program

4 May 2011 18:30

Our feasts Acropolis: The Transformation of the Prague Castle Under Masaryk

Dr. Irena Murray-Žantovská will talk about the work of the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik, active in Prague in the 1930s.

Irena Murray is an architectural historian and curator, with special interest in Modern Movement, architectural publishing and intellectual history. She studied at Charles University in Prague, École Nationale des Chartes in Paris and McGill University in Montreal where she obtained her PhD in Architectural History and Theory with a dissertation on the post-World War I transformation of the Prague Castle. Irena Murray served as a curator of the National Archives of Canada, as director of architectural collections and as chief curator of special collections at McGill University. Since 2004 she has held the position of Sir Banister Fletcher Director of the British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects, in London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and her work has been recognised with a number of awards internationally.

Photo: Keith Collie / RIBA Library Photographs Collection
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Tickets £15 including a glass of wine events@czechfriends.net

Venue:

Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD.

Date

4 May 2011 18:30

Organizer:

The Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks


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