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Getty Foundation Supports Restoration of historic rooms in Paris’ Elegant Talleyrand Mansion
The Getty Research Institute
June 13, 2007
Government Officials and Preservationists Gather to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Marshall Plan and Restoration of its Historic Home.
"Into this palace, as a spider into its web, he enticed and captured, one by one, heroes, thinkers, conquerors, princes, emperors, Bonaparte, Sieyes, Madame de Staël, Chauteaubriand, Benjamin Constant, Alexandre de Russie, Guillaume de Prusse, François d’Autriche, Louis XVIII, Louis-Philippe, and all the gilded glittering flies which buzz through the history of these past forty years." - Victor Hugo on the death of Talleyrand
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Manuel Blanco appointed as Director of the National Museum of Architecture and Urbanism

June 04, 2007
On May 7, the Minister, María Antonia Trujillo, announced Manuel Blanco appointment as the Museum’s Director of the National Museum of Architecture and Urbanism. The museum is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and will have a decentralized structure, with three sites distributed throughout our country.

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Eva-Maria Barkhofen re-elected as spokesperson for icam Germany
Akademie der Künste
May 25, 2007
Eva-Maria Barkhofen has been the ICAM Germany spokesperson since 1999, and was unanimously re-elected at the general meeting held at the Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung in Erkner, Germany, in 2006.
Deputies: Dr. Wolfgang Voigt, Deutsches-Architektur-Museum Frankfurt/M and Prof. Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi, Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.
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Rogelio Salmona – Open Spaces / Collective Spaces
Museum of Finnish Architecture Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo
April 12, 2007
Exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo
The Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona (born 1929) is one of the great names of South American architecture together with Luis Barragan and Oscar Niemeyer. In his youth he lived in Paris, where he also worked in the studio of Le Corbusier. The majority of his work is in Colombia. In 2003 he was awarded the Alvar Aalto Medal in Finland.
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Modernism in Legnica
Muzeum Architektury we Wroclawiu Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw
April 03, 2007
The architecture of the Weimar Republic period in Legnica, one of the most important towns in the Lower Silesia is still hardly known to historians. A lot of research was done on the architecture of nearby but much larger Wrocław with its works by Hans Poelzig, Max Berg or Erich Mendelsohn. The more traditional architecture of Legnica took longer to raise interest, especially as lots of buildings from that period are situated in the districts which until 1993 were the seat of the (...)
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