Event:

Conservation Philosophy: A case study - The Mackintosh Building Restoration Project
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:

Mackintosh

Location:

Reid Auditorium Reid Building 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ

Open:

11 Sep 2017
Monday,
17:00 - 19:00

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Stonemasons working in the Mackintosh Building
Many trades and craft specialists are involved in the project

Conservation Philosophy: A case study - The Mackintosh Building Restoration Project

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Part of Doors Open Day. 

Places limited. Booking essential, via Eventbrite.

A lecture and panel talk discussing the conservation philosophy guiding the work undertaken to conserve, restore and rebuild the Mackintosh Building, returning it to use as a working art school.

The Mackintosh Building inhabited since its construction by The Glasgow School of Art is widely recognised as a work of art in its own right. Through its many years of use the building has developed a unique patina and undergone a number of alterations and additions.

The recent fire and subsequent restoration raises a number of considerations concerning the integrity of the original design, the history of the building and its adaption for future use.

This lecture and panel talk is an opportunity to discuss this ever present dichotomy facing the conservation and restoration of buildings in use drawing on the unique and precious Mackintosh Building as a case study. 

Click here to find out more about the Mackintosh Building Restoration Project