Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Architectural Association Archive


Archives for London’s event of the month!

Architectural Association Archive

Friday 12th February 2010

The AA is a school that produces its share of great architects, designers or educators of immense stature, importance; even talent.

The Architectural Association Archives consist of 500 cubic feet of documents and in excess of 2000 architectural drawings, paintings and works on paper. It documents the administrative and educational history of the AA and acts to preserve examples of the Association's material culture and graphic output. The process of gathering together and listing all surviving material was started in 2007 and a long-term cataloguing project is underway to make accessible the Archives' complete holdings and ongoing accessions.

Also the archive is hosting an exhibition within the school from the 8th -19th February called AA Archives Revealed: Highlights from the Collections. Running the gamut from 19th-century student esquisses to international competition entries from the 1980s, this exhibition showcases some of the highlights from the AA’s newly established archives. Outstanding student work, from graduation projects to pantomime scenery, is presented alongside major historical gifts received by the AA. These include designs for the 1951 Festival of Britain and a recently conserved 1.5metre-long elevation of the Houses of Parliament by Sir Charles Barry

Architectural Association ,34-36 Bedford Square ,London WC1B 3ES

Cost £5 Time: 2pm Number of Places: 30-100


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1 comment:

  1. Really interesting archive that was only set up in 2007. Good luck to the archivist as there is a lot of work to be done!