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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BBC News on the fire that has devastated the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow fire: Art school’s Mackintosh building extensively damaged 16 June 2018 Glasgow’s world-renowned School of Art has been gutted by another huge blaze, four years after part of the building was destroyed by fire. Flames ripped through the celebrated Mackintosh building after it caught fire at about 23:20 on Friday. The

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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

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Sale of key designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh will help restoration effort

A key designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh that has not been seen in public since the 19th century has sold at auction for £40,000. The key was used during the opening ceremony of the Glasgow School of Art, one of the architect’s best known designs, in 1899. A donation from

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