33 days ago

Researching buildings, architects and architecture

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Come and hear about ways you can connect and use the collections at the Library. Talks will usually be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month until November 2019.

Date: Tuesday, 29 October, 2019
Time: 12:10am to 1:00pm
Cost: Free event. You don't need to book.
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Interested in researching an important building in your life
Librarians Fiona Gray and Hannah Benbow will provide an introduction to using the Library’s collections to research New Zealand buildings, architects and architecture. This talk is a great place to start if you’re interested in researching an important building in your life!

Topics covered will include, finding building plans and images of buildings, looking for published material on architecture and architects, finding out about the owners of buildings and land, and key collections held at the Library.

While the talk will focus on resources held at the Library, they will also discuss other places to look and share stories behind some of their favourite buildings.

About the speakers
Fiona Gray and Hannah Benbow are both librarians at the Alexander Turnbull Library. They co-authored the Library’s Architecture Research Guide.



Image: Ian Athfield's bach at Awaroa Bay, Tasman District. Thompson, Paul David, 1951- : Photographic negatives, transparencies and prints, also papers. Ref: PA12-5645-21

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