The Hunterian’s Mackintosh House

The Hunterian’s Mackintosh House will close for a short period of refurbishment from Tuesday 21 November 2017.

The Mackintosh House, part of the Hunterian Art Gallery on the University of Glasgow campus, is one of Glasgow’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming visitors from around the world.

The refurbishment works will include the cleaning of soft furnishings and carpets and some repainting. The House will re-open to the public on Saturday 16 December 2017. The Hunterian Art Gallery will remain open as usual.

The Hunterian is home to one of the most important collections of the work of Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864-1933).

The Mackintosh House is a meticulous reassemblage of the principal interiors from the Mackintoshes’ Glasgow home. The couple lived at 78 Southpark Avenue (originally 6 Florentine Terrace) from 1906 to 1914.

The interiors, completed in 1981, have been furnished with the Mackintoshes' own furniture - all to Mackintosh's design - and decorated as closely as possible to the original. The selection of bric à brac, fitted carpets, curtains and other soft furnishings is based on contemporary descriptions of the house and photographs of Mackintosh interiors of the period.

First published: 14 November 2017

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