Category: Workshops Architecture: Great Libraries of the World

September 14, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Knox College
59 St. George St
Toronto, ON M5S 2E6

Knox College
59 St. George St
M5S 2E6

The exquisite Admont Library in Austria, the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, the Library of Congress, the British National Library, the Raza Library in India, and many others are visual treats for lovers of art, architecture, history and books. We will explore the great libraries of the world, paying particular attention to the architecture, the architect, and the library's social/political significance. We will consider how libraries have changed over time, how they fit in with their surroundings, and how they continue to evolve. A list of suggested libraries and resources will be provided to participants in early summer


Gillian Long, (416 447-6927), although not a librarian, spent most of her working life in Robarts Library. She now looks forward to discovering more aesthetically pleasing libraries around the world.

Yvette Matyas, (416 658- 5351), worked for over 20 years in health care administration, including leading teams and facilitating retreats. She has co-facilitated a workshop on architecture for three years and is in awe of the beautiful libraries around the world.

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