The Conservation of Historic Interiors - Glasgow, Scotland and Europe.
Glasgow Mackintosh / GSA

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Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art.


22 Apr 2016
09:15 - 17:00



Library interior
The Mackintosh Building

The Conservation of Historic Interiors - Glasgow, Scotland and Europe.

Event info

This public symposium features speakers from the UK and wider Europe, plus panel discussions. The theme for the event is the conservation and restoration of historic interiors, inspired by the restoration of Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art. 

The event is organised by Glasgow Mackintosh, The Glasgow School of Art and Réseau Art Nouveau Network, with support from The Lighthouse and University of Strathclyde.

Free. Places are limited, booking via Eventbrite


9.15: Registration

9:45: Welcome - Glasgow School of Art

10:00: Introduction to the Réseau Art Nouveau Network- Manoëlle Wasseige;

Morning session, Chaired by Dr Robyne Calvert, Mackintosh Research Fellow, GSA

10:15: Keynote speech- Ranald MacInnes, Head of Special Projects, Historic Environment Scotland

10:50: Closer to Home: The Restoration of Leighton House Museum - Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator, Leighton House Museum
11:30: BREAK
11:50: The Restoration of the Mansfield Traquair Centre - Elizabeth Cumming, Curator/Historian,
12:20: - Conservation and restoration decisions at the Willow Tea Rooms and Queens Cross Church John Sanders, Partner, Simpson & Brown Architects
12:50: Panel/audience discussion- “Authenticity in Historic Interior Conservation”

1:10: LUNCH (not included)

Afternoon session, Chaired by Peter Trowles, Mackintosh Curator, GSA
2:30: [Title tbc]- Barbara Van Der Wee, Architect, Brussels.
3:00: Historic interiors in the Art Nouveau architecture in Lombardia - Dr Sonia Pistidda, Politecnico di Milano 
3:30: COFFEE 
3:45: Restore or restart: questions of the reconstruction of three private interiors- Zsuzsa Margittai, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
4:15: Panel Discussion & Closing remarks