She is one of the world’s most in-demand architects, creating compelling masterpieces of form and design. Now, just days before the £74 million Riverside Museum opens to the public, the Riverside Museum Appeal and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art present a unique opportunity to hear Zaha Hadid CBE in conversation in Glasgow’s favourite building, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The Stirling Prize winner will answer questions about her vision and inspiration for her first major public building to open in the UK. Zaha Hadid is the only female recipient of the Pritzker Architectural Prize, architecture’s “Nobel Prize”.
In Conversation With Zaha Hadid will be hosted by Deyan Sudjic, journalist, author, academic and, currently, Director of the Design Museum in London. Deyan has close links to Glasgow when in 1999 he was Director the city’s year as the UK City of Architecture and Design.
The event will be held in the Central Hall of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Riverside Museum Appeal. The public appeal is aiming to raise £5 million toward the cost of the new museum. More details can be found at www.riversideappeal.org
Cllr Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council said "Riverside Museum has already become one of the most recognisable landmarks in Scotland and this is a chance to hear about the inspiring vision Zaha Hadid had for the building. What's more, her appearance will come just hours after she has visited the completed building for the first time. This event will be the only chance to hear one of the most in-demand architects in the world talk about her first major public building in the UK, about her award-winning work and her career."
Riverside Museum will open to the public on 21 June 2011
In Conversation With Zaha Hadid
9 June 2011 - 7.30-9.00pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Ticket price: £22
Box Office: 0141 353 8000
Notes to Editors:
The Riverside Museum Appeal (RMA) is a charitable trust established to raise £5,000,000 in sponsorship and donations from companies, trusts and individuals for the development of the new Riverside Museum. To date, it has raised around £4.5million.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Riverside Museum Appeal can do so by visiting www.riversideappeal.org
or, to make a £5 donation, can text the word “Riverside” and your name to 70700.
Glasgow Museums Info – Glasgow Life operate nine museums on behalf of Glasgow City Council. For more information please go to www.glasgowlife.org.uk