The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society is an independent, non-profit making charity, established in 1973 to promote and encourage awareness of the Scottish architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Society has around 1000 members across the world with active affiliate groups arranging local events in, London and the SE, and Japan, and an associate group in Port Vendres.
In 1999, the Society became owner and long-term custodian of the Mackintosh Church at Queen's Cross. Membership of the Society provides a unique opportunity to support the only church built to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design.
Honorary Officers of the Society
Honorary President: Roger Billcliffe
Honorary Vice Presidents: Murray Grigor, Dr. Bruno del Priore, Professor Pamela Robertson and Professor Frank Arneil Walker OBE
Our Mission Statement is....
'To champion, preserve and promote the work and heritage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the enjoyment of present and future generations.'
Tag Line that expands the Remit of the Society's main mission
The charity that works to ensure the legacy of Mackintosh, his contemporaries and the Glasgow Style continues to flourish.
The Core Aims of the Society are
• To support the conservation, preservation, maintenance and restoration of buildings and artefacts designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries.
• To safeguard and further the legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries by being an authority on his work.
• To care for, maintain and develop Queens Cross Church, the only built Mackintosh church, and the Society's headquarters since 1976.
• To advance public education in, and engagement with, the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries through wide-ranging quality events, publications, talks and other initiatives with a particular focus on students and new talents.
• To be a vibrant and respected forum for discussion and debate.
• To promote the avant-garde spirit of Mackintosh and his contemporaries by engaging with contemporary architecture and current conservation issues when appropriate, working in partnership with other relevant bodies.
• To represent and develop the membership of the Society, locally, nationally and internationally.
Mackintosh Queen's Cross
Mackintosh Queen's Cross now houses a plethora of events for the CRM Society and has provided Glasgow with a new venue for weddings, concerts, meetings and seminars. The CRM Society continues to deliver lively learning experiences, workshops and activities for schools, students, adults, families and children. We have an excellent volunteer programme offering new recruits a range of opportunities to get involved in supporting the organisation.
Keep a look out for news and event details on the CRM Society website www.crmsociety.com and www.mackintosh.org.uk
For more information about the Society, please contact us or apply online.
Stuart Robertson FRSA
Director, Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society