The demolition of Glasgow’s architectural swagger
With buildings either being blown up or neglected, how can the city centre be preserved? © Leonie Woods Back in 1998, on what you might call the eve of Scottish devolution, I was working in Glasgow on a year-long festival of architecture and design. From the windows of my 10th-floor
Glasgow School of Art: cost and pace of rebuild criticised after 2018 fire
Management says Mackintosh building will fully reopen in 2030 as it emphasises scale of task The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building will fully reopen as a graduate school in 2030, amid ongoing criticism of the opacity around how much the rebuild will cost and how it will be funded.
HM Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022
We are deeply saddened by the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s death. As the UK enters a national period of mourning, like many of you, we will be taking a moment to remember her majesty and the wonderful impact she had on so many of us as the
Largest Glasgow Girls exhibition since 1990 opens in city
Arianna Pedrazzoli, gallery manager for Lyon & Turnbull Glasgow, observes selection of Glasgow Girls pieces (Pics: Lyon & Turnbull/Julie Howden) THEIR artworks are indelibly associated with Scotland’s largest city, but now a major new exhibition set to bring together the largest collection of pieces by the Glasgow Girls in more
Volunteer Spotlight: Puravi’s Experiences Volunteering for CRMS
In our latest ‘Volunteer Spotlight’ Q&A, we chatted to Puravi Kumar, who joined us in October 2018. After starting as a Mackintosh Visitor Services Volunteer, Puravi quickly demonstrated her interest in research driven projects and so became our new Mackintosh Research Assistant. Puravi has played a crucial part in facilitating
Recipient of first Mackintosh/DSB Travelling Scholarship announced on Mackintosh’s Birthday
Aurora Takami-Siljedahl will use the award to research the work of Mackintosh in Glasgow and his contemporary, Josef Hoffmann, in Vienna. The scholarship has been established by the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society with support from the DSB Award. A third-year Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) student in the Mackintosh School of
Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth’s Experiences Volunteering for CRMS
In the second of our Volunteer Spotlight interviews we asked our resident super sleuth Elizabeth about her experiences working as the Society’s volunteer researcher and library assistant. The Mackintosh Resource Centre at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, the headquarters of the CRM Society. Q1. How, when and why did you first get
AGM 2022 – Hybrid Meeting
17th Annual General Meeting – 11 June 2022 Information on the AGM business has been sent out to all members. If you cannot attend the AGM, the accounts and a full report will be posted on the Society website. Over the last two years, the pandemic has dominated our lives.
Rudolph Ihlee – The Road to Collioure
Rudolph Ihlee (1883-1968) was a prize-winning student at the Slade where his contemporaries included Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler, Maxwell Gordon Lightfoot, C.R.W. Nevinson and Edward Wadsworth. Turning his back on a flourishing career in London, he relocated to the southern French town of Collioure, where the Mediterranean light had mesmerised
The Mackintosh Fire Report Finally Published – 25 January 2022
Despite an unprecedented and extended investigative process, sufficient evidence to support any credible origin and cause hypothesis has not been recovered from the scene or evidenced in witness testimonies or eyewitness accounts. Therefore, the origin and cause of the fire incident at the Mackintosh Building on the 15 June 2018
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