DR Francesco Bandarin has been honoured with an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).
The UNESCO consultant was presented with the accolade by RIAS President Stewart Henderson at a joint lecture organised by National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and the Royal Society of Arts titled ‘Heritage as Citizenship: the Challenges of the New Urban Agenda’. This was the first in an RSA Fellows’ Media Creative Industries, Culture & Heritage (MCICH) network series to mark the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.
Mr Henderson said, “After an inspirational talk at the National Gallery Dr Francesco Bandarin was presented with an Honorary Fellowship of the RIAS. He was delighted with the award and undertook to spread awareness of the RIAS on his world travels.”
Sir John Leighton, NGS director, on behalf of NGS and MCICH network chairman Ann Packard added, “NGS is delighted that this award was made at the RSA/NGS event, supported by the Italian Institute of Culture, to a European of such distinction during 2018 EYCH.”