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2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Glasgow architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
In recognition of this milestone, Glasgow Museums will be celebrating with a special exhibition: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style, at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, from 30th March until 17th August 2018. The exhibition will showcase over 250 works from Glasgow and the Mitchell Library Archives and Special Collections, along with loans from other public institutions. It will span the lifetime of Mackintosh from 1868 – 1928, looking also at the work of some key contemporaries including his future wife Margaret Macdonald.
The exhibition is an exciting opportunity for Glasgow Museums to undertake essential conservation and digital photography of objects in the collections and to prepare them for display. A key aim of the exhibition, and its supporting learning and education programme, is to communicate the art of making, across all media, in order to engage and inspire our audiences of all ages.
All donations made to The Mackintosh Rose Appeal will support the specialist conservation and mount making, enabling key objects from Glasgow Museums’ collection to be displayed. Many of these objects will be on public display in Glasgow for the first time in more than thirty years.
All supporters of the appeal will receive a commemorative rose badge, based on a design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.