• Follow the work of key figures including Robert Adam, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson and Charles Rennie Mackintosh
• Take a trip to the Isle of Bute for Mount Stuart, one of the most lavish and individual late Victorian houses in Scotland
• Enjoy a visit to Dumfries House, a Palladian mansion featuring an outstanding collection of 18th century furniture
MA, PhD, FMA
art historian, former museums director
Assemble 1345 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, for six nights. Gentle orientation walk followed by tea and cake at the ‘Mackintosh at the Willow’ tea rooms. Evening lecture: Glasgow’s History in Architecture.
Morning: 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) and Tenement House. Evening lecture: Art in Glasgow around 1900.
Whole day excursion to Dumfries House (18th century house with unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture) for guided tour and free time.
Morning: Hill House (Mackintosh’s finest domestic work, undergoing innovative renovation work). Afternoon: Hunterian Art Gallery and Mackintosh House (subject to confirmation). Free evening.
Whole day excursion by coach and ferry to the Isle of Bute for visit to Mount Stuart (guided tour followed by free time to explore the gardens).
Morning: some free time followed by visits to Scotland Street School Museum (building designed by Mackintosh) and House for an Art Lover (designed by Mackintosh as an international competition entry for an imaginary patron – visit subject to confirmation). Afternoon: Holmwood House.
Morning: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. Tour disperses c 1230 at hotel.
14 Apr — 20 Apr 2020
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This tour will involve some walking but this will be taken at a relaxed pace. Please note that our visit to Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute will involve travel by ferry. There are steps into some buildings, but generally lifts or ramps are available.
ACE GENTLER TOURS
Glasgow: Patrons, Art & Innovation is one in a new series of more gently paced tours, created specially by ACE for those who prefer a more laid-back, less physically demanding itinerary while retaining the same high level of academic content. Walking distances are typically shorter, visits are more relaxed, and time is dedicated to the gradual appreciation of, and explorations within, our immediate surroundings. Hotels will usually be situated in central locations to allow for ease of access to major amenities; while group members are regularly encouraged to enjoy each location in their own way and at their own pace.
Cost of £1495 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £330.