1924.3 Lecture: The Shared Heritage of Britain and Calcutta
23/10/2019 00:00 - 23/10/2019 00:00.
Calcutta is one of the world’s great cities, full of magnificent nineteenth-century work as well as some good Georgian buildings and a lot of exceptionally good Art Deco architecture. It is also a great British city. William Emerson’s Victoria Memorial Hall may be the greatest building of the Raj anywhere. After thirty five years of communist state government, the city is in a poor state but, as in Prague and Havana, most of it survives. James Simpson’s lecture will illustrate the city’s architecture and the conservation challenges it faces, which are not dissimilar to those faced by British cities in the 1960s. At the Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT.Tube: Holborn or Russell Square.