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The RMG Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 18th June 2019 at 2.00 pm. There will be a presentation by Elain Harwood on Post-War Listed Library Buildings. Elain Harwood is a distinguished architectural historian with Historic England.

18/06/2019
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
2:00 pm
Where: CILIP
7 Ridgmount Street
London WC1E 7AE
United Kingdom
Contact: Alison Hall

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Milton Keynes Library

The Central Library, Milton Keynes, of 1979-81 by Buckinghamshire County Council, is listed at Grade II, Photograph supplied by Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre.

The RMG Annual General Meeting will be take place on Tuesday, 18th June 2019 at 2.00 pm.

 

Elain HarwoodIt will be followed by a presentation by Elain Harwood on Post-War Listed Library Buildings.

Her lecture will look at the development of public libraries after 1945, when large numbers were built, particularly by county councils. Scandinavian, especially Danish, libraries were particularly influential and the Library Association organised special tours to see the latest examples there, and these had an influence on the briefs given to architects here. There was a burst of innovative building in the early 1960s and again in the early 1970s In 2013 Historic England embarked on a programme to identify examples for listing, which led to the listing of the British Library and a dozen public libraries across England.

Elain Harwood is a distinguished architectural historian with Historic England. Between 1996 and 2004 she was responsible for most of the recommendations for listing buildings from the period after 1945.

Among her publications are Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945-1975 and The English Public Library 1945-85.

 

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