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Exploring the career of the Scottish artist-architect, whose designs were influenced by modernism, symbolism and art nouveau.

Previous interpretations of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's architectural work have tended to focus on a group of his most famous buildings and unbuilt designs, which are marked out by the individuality of their detailing. However, a new research project - led by the Hunterian museum - has provided a broader account of his practice, presented in this exhibition.

Placing Mackintosh within the context of the office of John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh and its extended network of clients, contractors and suppliers, both his high and low-status buildings are acknowledged as key parts of his professional output.

Crucially, the project considers the functional and constructional aspects, as well as the financial and practical constraints, which shaped his designs and their aesthetic qualities. Particular emphasis is placed on Mackintosh’s domestic designs, which were among his most significant achievements.

On display are over 80 architectural drawings, many never exhibited before, rare archival material, and specially commissioned films and models.

The Hunterian

University Of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G12 8QQ

01413 304221


Opening times

The Hunterian Museum returns to normal opening hours from 11 June. The Hunterian Art Gallery will partially reopen on 11 June with all spaces* open from 9 July.

*The Mackintosh House remains closed for now. We will provide updates as soon as possible.

Mon - Closed

Tues - Sat - 10am - 5pm

Sun - 11am - 4pm

A range of safety measures have been put in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines. As well as pre-booked timed entry, we have introduced hand sanitising stations, screens at our welcome desks, enhanced cleaning and one way routes to help with physical distancing. We would ask all our visitors to wear a face covering to minimise any risk.

*The Mackintosh House remains closed for now because of physical distancing guidelines. We’re sorry about that but will keep you updated and give you a reopening date as soon as possible.

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