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Reconstruction of the Baths of Diocletian, Rome, 1540s
Artist: Andrea Palladio
Copyright: RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections

January 2010

Palladio 500 exhibition

The exhibition celebrating the quincentenary of Andrea Palladio's birth has closed in Madrid after a two-year international tour. This major exhibition looked at the life and works of one of the most important architects of the renaissance period.

Find out more about Palladio in the RIBA's online Palladio Exhibitions.


January 2010

New opening hours

From 5 January 2010 and for the foreseeable future, the Library will be closed to visitors on Mondays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays the Library will now close at 5pm. We will continue to answer enquiries received by telephone or email on these days. The Library will remain open on Saturday mornings until 1.30pm.

The Public Information Line (UK calls only) and Members Information Line (RIBA members only) will continue to operate Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5pm.

The RIBA Architecture Study Rooms at the Victoria and Albert Museum will no longer open on Saturdays.

The RIBA will keep this position under review and trusts that this reduction in opening hours will not significantly inconvenience members and other users of this important and valuable collection. 


April 2010

Palladio and his Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey

This exhibition is centred on 31 original Palladio drawings and seven books from the RIBA's collections, alongside bas-reliefs and architectural models. It traces Palladio's architectural development alongside the enormous impact his work had on the architecture of the United States, resulting in new and original interpretations from grand formal buildings to smaller utilitarian structures.

It will tour venues across the US, beginning at the Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum in New York.

August 2010

New Library Education Curator

Dr Elizabeth Grant has started work as the new Library Education Curator, facilitating collections-based education programme at the Library. To discuss education opportunities for students at the Library contact: 

Dr Elizabeth Grant
Library Education Curator
Tel. +44 (0)207 307 3732

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