• Follow the work of key figures including Robert Adam, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the pioneer obstetrician and collector, William Hunter, founder of the Hunterian Museum
• Take a trip to the Isle of Bute for Mount Stuart, one of the most lavish and individual late Victorian houses in Scotland
• Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
MA, PhD, FMA, FSA
art historian, former museums director
Assemble 1330 at Radisson Blu Hotel for six nights. Tea at Mackintosh at the Willow Tea Rooms and orientation walking tour. Evening lecture: Glasgow’s History in Architecture.
Morning: St Andrew’s in the Square (splendid restored plasterwork – visit subject to confirmation) and Riverside Museum (exhibits of late 19th and 20th century industrial and social history, in a striking building designed by Zaha Hadid). Afternoon: Mackintosh Queen’s Cross (Mackintosh’s only church), Tenement House. Evening lecture: Glasgow Artists – from Mackintosh and the Glasgow Boys to the Turner Prize.
Morning: Culzean Castle (historical home of the Kennedy family with Adam and Adam Revival interiors, in a spectacular clifftop setting). Afternoon: Dumfries House (18th century house with unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture). Free evening.
Morning: Glasgow University Campus (short guided walk), Hunterian Art Gallery and Hunterian Museum. Afternoon: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (focus on the Glasgow Style).
Whole day excursion by coach and ferry to the Isle of Bute for Mount Stuart.
Some free time followed by visits to Scotland Street School Museum (building designed by Mackintosh), House for an Art Lover (designed by Mackintosh as an international competition entry for an imaginary patron – visit subject to confirmation) and Holmwood House.
Morning: Hill House (Mackintosh’s finest domestic work). Tour disperses c 1345 at hotel, via airport, Queen Street Station and Central Station.
7 May — 13 May 2019
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accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £390.