Glasgow Mackintosh

Glasgow Mackintosh (formerly Mackintosh Heritage Group) was established in 1980 by curators and managers of Charles Rennie Mackintosh buildings and collections in and around Glasgow to work together on behalf of the Mackintosh heritage.


— Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, based at The Mackintosh Church
— Glasgow City Council: The Lighthouse, Martyrs’ School
— Glasgow Life: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Scotland Street School Museum
— The Glasgow School of Art
— House for an Art Lover
— National Trust for Scotland: The Hill House, Helensburgh
— University of Glasgow: The Hunterian, The Mackintosh House
— Mackintosh at the Willow

Recent Achievements

Members of the group have secured significant investment to maintain the Mackintosh heritage and these include:
— Completion of the Mackintosh and Glasgow Style Gallery at Kelvingrove Art Gallery,2006
— Renovation and upgrading of the Mackintosh Church at Queen’s Cross, completed 2007
— Major refurbishment of The Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh Building completed in 2009
— Refurbishment of the Mackintosh House at the Hunterian Art Gallery in 2009

The group has coordinated and managed significant events such as the month long Mackintosh Festival in 2006, the Mackintosh 100 in 2009, Creative Mackintosh festivals in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Mackintosh Festival in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  In 2018, the group partnered with Glasgow Life and VisitScotland to create Mackintosh150 - a year long series of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh's birth. 

In 2010 the Group launched the Glasgow Landmarks Scheme, which comprises the best buildings from eight centuries of Glasgow’s history on the basis of cultural, social, historical and architectural significance. The scheme was supported by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Historic Scotland and VisitScotland and was coordinated by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

Current governance and structure

Glasgow Mackintosh was legally constituted in 2009.

Glasgow Mackintosh has a core group of members and stakeholders as well as a steering group and various sub groups for particular areas of activity.

Steering group: Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and the chairs of the sub groups.

Contact Glasgow Mackintosh

For further information or any queries regarding Glasgow Mackintosh, please email: or call 0141 276 5365 where someone will take your query and can put you in contact with the relevant person from the Glasgow Mackintosh group.

Our partners and stakeholders

Visit Scotland

VisitScotland is Scotland’s national tourism agency, which promotes our Charles Rennie Mackintosh heritage to potential visitors around the world.


People Make Glasgow

People Make Glasgow - be the first to know what’s going on in Glasgow - all the insider tips and latest information.


Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

Working to rescue, repair, restore and rehabilitate historic buildings at risk, in addition to organising Glasgow Doors Open Day.


Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust celebrates, explores and promotes debate about the unique built heritage of the city and assists in the repair and conservation of Glasgow’s historic architecture.


Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise, is Scotland’s main economic development agency and supports Glasgow Mackintosh as an important collaboration through which Glasgow’s tourism economy can grow and flourish.


Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is Scotland’s leading long haul airport serving USA, Canada, Australia, Asia and the Gulf States. In addition, Glasgow Airport serves a wide range of European city and holiday destinations, plus Scotland’s scenic islands.


Réseau Art Nouveau Network

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network is made up of Design Centres, Universities and Societies from European cities with a rich Art Nouveau heritage and is committed to the research, conservation and proper exposure of the cultural significance and European dimension of Art Nouveau.


The Art Nouveau European Route

The Art Nouveau European Route is a non-profit association of institutions that have joined together in a collective commitment to develop useful and efficient mechanisms for the international promotion and protection of Art Nouveau heritage.