A chance to meet the curators
The series of Closer Look talks are free and a chance for curious members of the public to handle original drawings from the collections of the RIBA. It’s also a unique opportunity for the public to ask curators questions about the material, though in today’s lunchtime talk the questions also covered the origins of the architectural profession and the depiction of architects in Martin Chuzzlewit!
Closer Look talks
A room full of people (among them were practicing architects and students) and a table covered in original drawings from the late 16th century to the present day was the scene of today’s talk from the Drawings and Archives Collections. Using the drawings from the collections Charles Hind (Curator of Drawings, Drawings and Archives Collections) discussed the role of architects in designing interior furniture.
When’s the next talk?
The curators from the collections give regular talks on a wide variety of architectural themes, check the listings in What’s On to find out about all the latest events from the RIBA. There is a talk on 9th June 2011 about 19th-century photographs from the RIBA Library Photographs Collection at 66 Portland Place, this event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!