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Irena Zantovská Murray

Irena Zantovská Murray was educated at Charles University in Prague and moved to Canada in 1968. She obtained a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Western Ontario and a master’s degree in history and theory of architecture from McGill University. Shecompleted her doctorate in architectural history and theory at McGill.rnrnPrior to her employment at McGill, Murray held positions with the National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada. From 1981 to 1996 she served as head librarian and curator of the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art at McGill University. She headed the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Libraries, and curated the University’s Canadian Architecture Collection.rnrnMurray studied the history of European Modernism between the two World Wars, on issues of architectural representation, and on Prague. She has translated selected texts for Karel Teige: Architecture and The European Avant-Garde, to be published by the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. At McGill, she edited Moshe Safdie: Buildings and Projects, 1967-1992 (McGill-Queen’s University Press 1996).

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