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Researching buildings, architects and architecture

Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019, 12:10pm to 1pm
Cost: Free event. You don't need to book.
Contact details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Connecting to collections series

Librarians Fiona Gray and Hannah Benbow will discuss using the Library’s collections to research New Zealand buildings, architects and architecture. Along the way, they’ll share the stories behind some of their favourite buildings.

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.

Bach with curved walls, white plaster and a brilliant blue sky.Ian Athfield's bach at Awaroa Bay, Tasman District. Thompson, Paul David, 1951- : Photographic negatives, transparencies and prints, also papers. Ref: PA12-5645-21