Mackintosh: Materials & Materiality
The Glasgow School of Art

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Reid Auditorium Reid Building The Glasgow School of Art


7 Jun 2017
08:30 -



Laser scan of the Mackintosh Building
By the School of Simulation and Visualisation

Mackintosh: Materials & Materiality

Event info

Mackintosh: Materials & Materiality: Symposium at The Glasgow School of Art

On June 7, 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 projects underway to restore and/or reconstruct Mackintosh's architectural and design work, and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society has recently completed a condition survey of all extant Mackintosh sites.

These projects have provided new opportunities to closely examine the material aspects of Mackintosh's work, and new discoveries have already come to light. This symposium will offer a forum for knowledge exchange between these projects, with particular emphasis on tangible material research and the more intangible ideas of materiality that can complicate conservation approaches.

Pamela Robertson, Professor Emerita and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, will deliver the keynote. Speakers will represent four major Mackintosh projects: The Glasgow School of Art, The Willow Tea Rooms, the interiors from the Ingram Street Tea Rooms in the collection of Glasgow Museums, and the National Trust for Scotland – The Hill House.

The closing will include an open discussion to offer an opportunity to explore this research with the wider architectural community.

Keynote Speaker

Pamela Robertson, Professor Emerita and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, University of Glasgow

Confirmed Speakers

Alison Brown, Curator of European Decorative Art from 1800, Glasgow Museums/Glasgow Life

Elizabeth Davidson, Senior Project Manager, The Glasgow School of Art

John Sanders, Simpson & Brown Architects (The Willow Tea Rooms)

Bryan Dickson, Head of Buildings Conservation, The National Trust for Scotland

Chair & Organiser

Dr Robyne Calvert, Mackintosh Research Fellow, The Glasgow School of Art

How to book 

Limited places available, click here to book via Eventbrite

Tickets £30 

GSA Staff / Student ticket £12

Tickets include morning tea & coffee, buffet lunch.

Full price (non-GSA staff / students) tickets also include complimentary wristband access to the GSA Degree Show 'City Night' opening event on the evening of Thursday 8 June (optional, should you wish to attend, you can register via a separate eventbrite registration which will be sent closer to the time).

Programme to follow. Registration opens 8:30am.

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