Authenticity in Restorations
Talk | Kelvin Hall
Saturday 9 December 2017 - 10:45 until 12:00
With the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's birthday next year, the West of Scotland has many restoration projects underway centred on the architect’s works. The restoration work at the Glasgow School of Art is ongoing following the disastrous fire in 2014, while ‘Mackintosh at the Willow’ seeks to recreate the famed Willow tearoom in Sauchiehall Street and is due to open in June next year. Work will also hopefully start next year on Hill House at Helensburgh.
Architectural historian Michael Davis will give a talk about the challenges in trying to get authenticity in all restoration projects and especially with Mackintosh, where his designs have become iconic.
By courtesy of the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery the talk will be in the new facilities at the Kelvin Hall.
This event has been organised by the Strathclyde Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.