Title: Upper Library, Geological Society, 1972

Creator: Unknown

Description: Photograph of the Upper Library of the Geological Society, taken to show the refurbishment of the Society’s apartments in 1972.

The Royal Society was housed at Burlington House until 1967 when it moved to its own premises in Carlton House Terrace. The courtyard societies shared out the remaining space between them, resulting in substantial refurbishment between 1967-1974.

The main feature of the redecoration of the Library is the installation of the glass chandeliers, designed by the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa for the Venetian glass firm Venini.

Date: 21 March 1972

Format: Black and white photograph

Archive reference: GSL/PH/5/2

Image reference: 25-18

Recommended print size: Up to A4 (30 x 20cm)

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