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Mackintosh Symposium, "Mackintosh: Materials & Materiality"

On June 7, the 149th birthday of Scotland's renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1866–1928), SAH will present the Mackintosh Symposium, “Mackintosh: Materials and Materiality," with the Glasgow School of Art. 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: Glasgow School of Art, The Willow Tea Rooms, The Ingram Street Tea Rooms at 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.

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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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