Alison Brown is curator for European Decorative Art and is based at Scotland Street School Museum. She is responsible for decorative arts and design from 1800 including furniture and interiors, ceramics, glass, stained glass and design education, with particular focus on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow Style and decorative art and design c.1860-1920.
Alison is a graduate of Norwich School of Art and the Universities of Edinburgh (History of Art) and Manchester (Postgraduate Diploma in Art Gallery and Museum Studies). She has worked for Glasgow Museums since 1993; firstly on the major 1996 McLellan Galleries exhibition Charles Rennie Mackintosh and its subsequent three-venue tour of the United States and from 1996-9 as Resource Co-ordinator. Other major projects undertaken include: project manager and curator for access development, building restoration and displays at Scotland Street School Museum 1999-2002 and curator of the Ingram Street Tea Rooms research project.