AGM Weekend 2017 – Glasgow

We hope that you will be able to attend this year’s AGM which will be held on Saturday 3 June 2017 at 10.30am at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross. A copy of the AGM Notice is included overleaf. Members please note that there will be one vacancy for Council. Nomination forms are

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Mackintosh: Materials & Materiality

A Symposium at The Glasgow School of Art, 7 June 2017. On 7 June, the 149th birthday of Scotland’s renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928), The Glasgow School of Art will present the symposium “Mackintosh: Materials and Materiality,” with the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). Currently there are several major

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Exhibition to mark Mackintosh Anniversary

The 150th anniversary of architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birth will be celebrated with an exhibition of unseen works. Glasgow Museums will commemorate the landmark of the Glasgow-born architect with a programme of events in 2018. One of the highlights, according to curators, will be a temporary exhibition held

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Planners reject flats beside Glasgow School of Art

A proposed block of student flats next to Glasgow School of Art’s (GSA) Mackintosh building has been rejected by planners. Campaigners said the seven-storey block would have restricted daylight, and would have obscured much of the A-listed building’s south facade. A spokesman for Haus architects said the design aimed to

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Tribute to Patricia Douglas

Patricia Douglas MBE, FRSA 1931–2016 Honorary Secretary 1973 to 1985; Director 1985 to 1998, 2000 to 2001; Honorary Vice President from 2000; Trustee and Patron of the 78 Derngate Trust Patricia Douglas will be remembered by many for her lifelong engagement with Mackintosh and the Mackintosh Society. Her passing in 2016 was

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Work begins on £10m Mackintosh Willow Tea Rooms revamp

Work is beginning on a £10m project to restore and preserve one of Glasgow’s most famous buildings – the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Willow Tea Rooms. The building, in Sauchiehall Street, was bought by the Willow Tea Rooms Trust in 2014 with the aim of restoring the site to its former

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Lottery boost for revamp of Mackintosh’s Willow Tea Rooms

The project to revitalise one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most well known creations has received a major boost from the Lottery. The Willow Tea Rooms Trust, which wants to re-invigorate the tea rooms designed by the architect and artist in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, has received a crucial ‘first round pass’

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Student flats plan places Glasgow School of Art under threat

Plans for student flats adjoining Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s world-renowned Glasgow School of Art are under attack with the institution claiming the A-listed masterpiece would be “very adversely affected” by the scheme. The GSA, heritage and conservation groups have been joined by politicians and members of the public in submitting objections

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Proposed Development on Sauchiehall Street

Currently there is a planning application pending with Glasgow City Council for the demolition of an existing building on Sauchiehall Street and the erection of student housing development with ground floor commercial and associated works. This proposed development is totally inappropriate and as you can see from the artists impression

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Restored Mackintosh Library at Glasgow School of Art to be based on 1910 design

The £51m restoration of the Mackintosh Building in Glasgow is to return to the ideas of its world-famous architect. The design team behind the restoration of the Glasgow School of Arts (GSA) landmark building is to return its famed library – destroyed in the disastrous 2014 fire – to Charles

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