Accomplished Director to manage the process and preserve the institution's acquisitions and accessibility strategy
MONTREAL, Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) announced today that it is laying strong foundations for its future with the launch of a long-term leadership transition plan. This process has been initiated to ensure the continuation of the CCA's success in promoting critical debate on the role of architecture in society, and in spearheading new forms of collaborative research in the field.
The CCA's longstanding Director, Mirko Zardini, will manage the transition, working in close collaboration with the Board of Trustees and with the support of the institution's exceptional management team. All at the CCA are committed to strengthening the institution's capacity to fulfil its unique mandate both during the transition and well into the future.
The CCA is currently realizing the benefits of what has been a multi-year acquisitions and accessibility strategy. The recent and planned addition of new archives from the world's leading architects and architectural historians is enhancing and diversifying the CCA's already vast existing collection. A simultaneous digital transformation of the institution has already begun to facilitate access for researchers, architects, curators and other stakeholders to this formidable array of materials. This strategy has reinforced the CCA's acclaimed investigative approach to the study of architecture, which has become prominent globally via the expansion of CCA c/o initiatives in multiple cities. The leadership transition plan announced today will support these activities and consolidate the CCA's leadership role in the study of architecture.
Further details on the CCA's long-term transition plan will be shared with relevant stakeholders at a later date.
About the CCA
The CCA is an international research institution and museum founded in Montreal, Canada in 1979 to increase public awareness of the role of architecture in contemporary society, and to promote advanced scholarly research in the field. The CCA represents a new form of cultural institution in that it curates exhibitions, publishes widely on a range of contemporary architecture issues, and looks to promote innovation in design practice by encouraging critical debate on how architecture shapes, and might reshape, modern life.
SOURCE Canadian Centre for Architecture
For further information: Pierre-André Themens, Vice-Chair, CCA Board of Trustees, 514-939-7001, ext. 7021