We are asking for your support in this once in a lifetime opportunity to secure the future of Mackintosh’s Communion Table and Alms Dishes for Queen’s Cross.
These pieces were designed by Mackintosh as part of the overall architectural and artistic scheme for Queen’s Cross and have been in place since the building was completed in 1899. Their integral role in the design for the building is without question – and in this special year, there is an opportunity to secure these items in perpetuity through their purchase by the Society.
As intimated in the previous Journal, we had been made aware of the desire of the local church parish to move towards a sale of the items and now negotiations are at an advanced stage. With your support we can finally ensure that the Communion Table and the Alms Dishes remain in their rightful home in Mackintosh Queen’s Cross.
Our target is to raise £50,000 towards the purchase of the furniture. All donations will go direct to this cause. We hope that we can raise a substantial sum by this year’s AGM weekend in June.
The Society continues to fundraise to secure the long-term future of the building and the Society’s extensive advocacy role. However this opportunity to purchase the furniture is immediate and important, and we require your support.
The Furniture Appeal Form shows the various ways you can donate to this ‘once in 150 years’ appeal. If the Society is able to secure these important Mackintosh items then there can be no better way to celebrate Mackintosh 150, and mark another milestone in the achievements of the Members of the CRM Society in protecting Mackintosh’s heritage for future generations.
With your support we can secure these items for the future.