Exploring Mackinstosh’s Glasgow

On the trail of a genius Art Nouveau architect.

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Glasgow’s bustling centre, which is home to several key Mackintosh designs. Photo by Artur Kraft on Unsplash.
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Aerial footage (courtesy of Police Scotland) taken shortly after the 2018 fire.
  • The Kelvingrove Museum’s permanent exhibition on the Glasgow Style still offers a rich overview of Mackintosh and his cohorts. The museum’s special anniversary exhibition, Mackintosh and the Making of Glasgow Style, is currently on tour — it’s at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool until August 2019, and travels Stateside next:
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A surfboard-shaped detail on the edge of a fireplace at Hill House.
  • V&A Dundee — Scotland’s first design museum — opened last year. Among the exhibits is the Oak Room — a 1907 interior from Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street Tearooms which was saved and put in storage in 1971 when the building was demolished. This is the first time the public has seen this design in almost 50 years.

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