In October 2013, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow Style Gallery underwent its first major re-display since the museum reopened in 2006. Fourteen new objects are on display alongside some other objects from the collection. The six donations and eight purchases bring important and beautiful new metalwork, ceramics, glass and stained glass into Glasgow Museums’ collection. They include important pieces by Phoebe Anna Traquair, Christopher Dresser, David Gauld, Archibald Knox, Alexander Ritchie and Jessie Marion King.
These acquisitions would not have been possible without the generous support of private donors and grant funding bodies: The National Fund for Acquisitions administered through National Museums Scotland, The Art Fund and The Heritage Lottery Fund. You can read more about the new display here
This redisplay was part of the Creative Mackintosh Festival, an annual festival in October each year. Find out more here
The Glasgow Style
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style Gallery features furniture, decorative panels and light fittings from the Ingram Street Tearooms, designed by Mackintosh in 1900-1912. The reconstructed rooms include the Ladies Luncheon Room.
One of the most magnificent objects is the gesso panel, The Wassail
which Mackintosh created in 1900. Also featured are outstanding examples of work by the remaining members of ‘The Four’ – Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, Frances Macdonald and Herbert McNair.
See more of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work at Scotland Street School Museum
. This was one of the architect’s final commissions in his home city. A former local authority school, Scotland Street School is now a museum showcasing Mackintosh’s architectural genius through the building itself, as well as telling the story of education in the city during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.