Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Irene Murray retires from RIBA

  • Comment

Irena Murray, Sir Banister Fletcher director of the British Architectural Library at the RIBA, will step down next month

Murray, who curated the RIBA’s current exhibition on Indian architect Charles Correa, will leave the organisation at the end of June to concentrate on her own architectural research projects.

Murray said: ‘I am very proud that my last institutional job has been working with such a remarkable world class collection in such a special place. It is so felicitous that my last project I have worked on has been the Charles Correa archive and exhibition. I will continue working on research projects with the RIBA, so this is just au revoir for now.’

Harry Rich, chief executive of the RIBA, said that it had been ‘a privilege and a joy’ to work with Murray, and that ‘[Murray] has made the most wonderful contribution to the RIBA’s British Architectural Library through her scholarship, developing the collection and in representing the library on the international stage.’

He added: ‘I am delighted that Irena will continue to work with us on a variety of projects in coming years as senior research fellow.’

Rich also praised the work of Tim Hollins, director of public programme at the RIBA, who is also leaving the organisation in order to spend more time with his partner in France.

Rich said: ‘During his time at the RIBA Tim has spearheaded our hugely successful public programme and has directed some of our most successful outreach projects, including the ‘A Place to Call Home’ exhibition and the ‘Dream Builders’ series with the BBC World Service.’

He added: ‘He has also been instrumental in realising our plans for the new ground floor gallery at 66 Portland Place as well as at Mann Island in Liverpool.’

 

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.