Notre-Dame fire raises important questions

By Pascale Caussat, The National  21 April 2019 People of Glasgow know what it is to cry over a national treasure. When the Glasgow School of Art, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece, was destroyed by the flames not only once but twice, you felt a sense of loss similar to mourning for a loved one.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh review, Walker Art Gallery – a timely tribute to the guru of Glasgow style

The Sleeping Beauty by Ann Macbeth, embroidered panel, circa 1899-90 CREDIT: CSG CIC GLASGOW MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES COLLECTIONS The Telegraph – Mark Hudson, Art Critic 19 MARCH 2019 Britain is ridiculously London-centric. The number of modern art movements that have flourished outside the capital barely fills the fingers of one

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Thermal images disclose extensive damage to The Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s ‘domestic masterpiece’

Photo issued by National Trust for Scotland of Infra-red Thermographic survey results showing the severity of water damage to the interior of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic property CREDIT: PA The Telegraph – Simon Johnson 18 MARCH 2019 Thermal images have revealed the damp and water damage to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s

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Neil Oliver: I’m no Brad Pitt but The Hill House shows us all in a good light

Neil Oliver 10 March 2019, The Sunday Times The campaign to restore a Mackintosh masterpiece is inspiring We are a strange and mercurial lot in Scotland. I was in Helensburgh last week, at The Hill House designed by Glasgow architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. High on a hill above the Firth

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Glasgow School of Art criticised over Mackintosh Building fire

Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has been criticised by MSPs in a report into the fire which devastated the Mackintosh Building last year. Image copyright GETTY IMAGES The fire gutted the famous Mackintosh Building in June 2018 Holyrood’s culture committee said the school did not give sufficient priority to safeguarding

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Volunteer Spotlight: Moira’s Experiences Volunteering for CRMS

In this recent video Q&A and the fourth of our Volunteer Spotlights, Moira describes what it is like to be a Visitor Services and Tour Guiding Volunteer at Mackintosh at the Willow, discussing how and why she became involved and what she has gained from the experience. We are always

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mark’s Experiences Volunteering for CRMS Q&A

In this video Q&A and the third of our Volunteer Spotlight Interviews, we had the opportunity to catch up with one of our Visitor Assistant Volunteers Mark. He tells us all about his role at Mackintosh at the Willow and Mackintosh Queen’s Cross and why he decided to get involved

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Glasgow School of Art accused of systemic failings over fire

‘The building has burned twice on their watch,’ says campaigner as Scottish parliament holds hearing The Guardian Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent Thu 20 Sep 2018 Firefighters at the Glasgow School of Art on 16 June 2018. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA The board of the Glasgow School of Art is unfit to

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Glasgow School of Art must be rebuilt – with no corners cut

John McAslan The Guardian Wed 11 Jul 2018 I fear Mackintosh’s fire-ravaged masterpiece is in danger of being lost to future generations if decisions are taken meanly or hastily Demolition work has begun at the Glasgow School of Art building. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images These are worrying times for

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Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building (1909–2018)

Artforum International  June 21, 2018 • Ray McKenzie The damaged Mackintosh building. THE NEWS THAT ONE OF SCOTLAND’S MOST TREASURED WORKS of historic architecture—Glasgow School of Art’s celebrated “Mackintosh Building”—had been gutted by fire on the evening of Friday, June 15, prompted an outpouring of collective grief on a scale

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