Architectural event set for Glasgow in June 2017
The Society of Architectural Historians has selected Glasgow for its annual gathering when it will pay its respects to Mackintosh and to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alexander “Greek” Thomson, the city’s other pioneering Victorian architect. The conference will take place at the University of Strathclyde and be attended by some 600 historians, architects, and museum professionals.
Delegates will tour a number of Glasgow’s architectural gems, including the Glasgow School of Art, and Holmwood House, the south side villa designed by Thomson.
Oddly, while I have been to Holmwood House a few times since it was opened in 1998, I’ve yet to even go through the doors of the Glasgow School of Art, and the closest so far has been taking pics just after the fire.
While Mackintosh’s legacy has come to be well-known and preserved in Glasgow, many of Thomson’s best works have sadly been left derelict, or demolished.
The event will take place in the Botanic Gardens on June 11, the final event of a four-day conference that is taking place outside of North America for the first time in 43 years.
The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. Meeting in Glasgow reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference, and we expect SAH members from all over the world to join us in Scotland’s largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America since 1973. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals and preservationists from around the world will convene to share new research on the history of the built environment. The Glasgow conference will include 36 paper sessions, eight roundtables, an introductory address and plenary talk, 33 architecture tours, the SAH Glasgow Seminar, and more.
Society of Architectural Historians
2017 Annual International Conference
June 7-11 | Glasgow, Scotland
University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre
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