Mackintosh Symposium 2018

INTANGIBLE MATTERS: MACKINTOSH, AUTHENTICITY AND CONSERVATION

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2018
9.00AM - 5.00PM
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW LECTURE THEATRE
KELVIN HALL

This one-day symposium will look at the complex issues around authenticity and replication through the lens of Mackintosh heritage past, present, and future.

The event was conceived at the start of the year as a celebration of what seemed a new ‘Golden Age’ for Mackintosh in Glasgow, but which has been indelibly marked by the terrible second fire at the Glasgow School of Art. Nonetheless, an incredible body of research remains from that project, alongside those completed this year – the Oak Room at the V&A Dundee and Mackintosh at the Willow. All of these efforts, as well as the work of many years past, are yet worthy of celebration and reflection.

Keynote speakers are from outwith the field of Mackintosh studies to provide a broader framework for considering issues of authenticity and replication. Speakers include scholars in the area of Mackintosh Studies from a sampling of these projects, as well as specialists of heritage and museum practice. Demonstrations will be held during the lunch period from experts in visualisation, exhibition design, and traditional makers and craftspeople.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Sian Jones, Chair in Environmental History and Heritage, University of Stirling
  • Neil Curtis, Head of Museums and Special Collections, University of Aberdeen

SPEAKERS

  • Alison Brown, Curator of European Decorative Arts, Glasgow Life
  • David Cairns, Owner, Windyhill
  • Robyne Calvert, Mackintosh Research Fellow, The Glasgow School of Art
  • Jake Kaner, Assoc Dean for Research, Art and Design, Nottingham-Trent University
  • Steve Love, The Glasgow School of Art and Damien Smith, ISO Design
  • Ranald MacInnes, Historic Environment Scotland
  • Pamela Robertson, Professor Emerita, University of Glasgow; Expert Advisor, Willow Tea Rooms Trust
  • Stuart Robertson, Director, CRM Society
  • Joseph Sharples, Mackintosh Curator, The Hunterian
  • Steph Scholten, Director, The Hunterian

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First published: 8 October 2018

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