History of Libraries Seminar

History of Libraries Seminar
2 April 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

This icon of modern Scottish architecture opened in 1940. Funded by the publisher Thomas Nelson Jnr, designed by the architect John A. W. Grant, and with friezes on its façade by the sculptor Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson, Fountainbridge Library was a purpose-built, state-of-the-art library and community hall which embodied the most far-sighted concerns of architects, librarians and social policy makers of the inter-war period. External and internal photographs and press coverage recording the progress of this major civic commission show the planning, construction and successful completion of a library which opened during the blackout and which still serves the community today.


Venue: The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB, at 5.30 p.m.

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