Last updated April 2005
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Dan Cruickshank is a regular presenter
on the BBC, best known for his popular series Britain's Best Buildings,
Around the World in 80 Treasures and for his appearances in The House
Detectives and What the Industrial Revolution Did For Us.
In May 2002, he travelled to Afghanistan for the BBC
Omnibus series to discover what cultural treasures remained after years
of civil war and bloodshed.
The series Under Fire reported on the scale of looting
of Iraqi treasures.
His books include Around the World in 80 Treasures;
Life in the Georgian City; The Guide to the Georgian Buildings of Britain
and Ireland; Invasion: Defending Britain from Attack; and The Story
of Britain's Best Buildings.
He was also editor of the 20th edition of Sir Banister
Fletcher's A History of Architecture.
He is an Honorary Fellow of RIBA with a BA in Art, Design
and Architecture. For three years he was also a visiting professor in
the Department of Architecture at the University of Sheffield.
He is a leading expert on architecture and historic
buildings, and a frequent contributor to The Architects' Journal and
The Architectural Review.
He is an active member of the Georgian Group and a member
of the Architectural Panel of the National Trust.