Glasgow School of Art, How can I join the Réseau Art Nouveau Network?, Inside Art Nouveau, RANN, Réseau Art Nouveau Network, Seminar, The Conservation of Historic Interiors, The Hill House, The Lighthouse
“Jugendstil, Modern Style, Glasgow Style, Sezessionstil, Nieuwe Kunst, Stile Liberty, Modernisme, Ecole de Nancy, Style Sapin… these are all terms relating to “Art Nouveau” that spread throughout Europe and beyond at the turn of the XXth century. This innovative artistic movement, driven by a particular set of aesthetic ideals and an enthusiasm for modernity, left a rich, highly celebrated yet fragile heritage, which is at risk of being lost.
The Réseau Art Nouveau Network (RANN), composed of institutions and experts from European Art Nouveau cities, was formed in 1999 to study, promote and help protect Art Nouveau heritage so it can endure for future generations to enjoy. We undertake a wide range of activities including exhibitions, publications, conferences and cultural exchanges aimed at adults, children, neophytes, researchers and professionals.”
This is the introductory text on a flyer that was just released by the RANN to recruit new ‘friends’.
Coming April, the RANN is organising a seminar for its official members, as well as it’s friends, in Glasgow. And guess who’s going?!?
The provisional program of the seminar:
|20/4||Board Meeting and Project Meetings ‘Inside Art Nouveau’, ‘Art Nouveau Schools’ and ‘Art Nouveau Atlas’ (Internal meetings)
Seminar ‘The Mackintosh Library – Reflections, Recovery, Restoration and Research‘
|21/4||Seminar RANN members & friends ‘Art Nouveau Interiors: a First Overview’||The Lighthouse|
|22/4||International Public Seminar ‘The Conservation of Historic Interiors’||Glasgow School of Art|
|23/4||General Assembly||The Lighthouse|
|24/4||Visit to the Hill House||Helensburgh|
The public seminar (22/4) is organised by Glasgow Mackintosh in association with the GSA and Réseau Art Nouveau Network and features speakers from the UK and wider Europe, plus panel discussions. The theme for the event is the conservation and restoration of historic interiors, in the context of current repair work at the GSA’s Mackintosh-designed building following the major fire in 2014.
With my new company Maison l’Art Nouveau specialising in Art Nouveau Architecture and Interior, I am awfully excited about the project theme the RANN has chosen for the coming years! For the people who can’t attend the seminar, I’ll be reporting on a daily basis as I did from Barcelona. Preferably, I’ll meet you there in person, because you joined the Réseau Art Nouveau Network! After all, being a RANN Friend, you do not only enjoy a range of unique benefits (visits, publications, discounts etc.); you will also be making an important contribution to preserving Art Nouveau heritage for the future.
Flyer: become a RANN Friend
Glasgow School of Art
Réseau Art Nouveau Network
The Hill House
Scotcities – The Glasgow School of Art
Fred Westen said:
Hello Olga, Enjoy your stay in Glasgow. I was there A few years ago. You MUST visit the HOUSE OF AN ART LOVER, designed by Macintosh around 1900, presented in a Vienna contest and built 90 years later in Glasgow. Fred Westen, The Hague.
I will tag all Mackintosh buildings in my navigation-app to make sure that I won’t miss one! Thank you for the tip and… I’ll keep you posted!
Sounds fantastic. Was lucky enough to visit the GSA about twenty years ago. Broke my heart that it caught on fire. Enjoy!
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Yes, I remember having to wipe away a few tears when I read the first tweets from Glasgow… Excited to go though. Hope to come back with some good news. Thanks for reading Poshbirdy!
Barbara Magni said:
Hello Olga, I went to Glasgow GSA 20 years ago like Poshbirdy!!! In 1995!!!!
By motobike from Italy, as we use.
I’ll send you by e-mail few (old) informations and pictures about “The Mackintosh House”, really wonderful, and an outline guide to his buildings.
RANN in Italy is rapresented in Milan by Regione Lombardia and the last year there was the exibition “La natura nell’Art Nouveau” with some Mackintosh drawings. A photo of them is on the homepage of my website.
Have a nice stay!
Thank you very much for your e-mail! I will print out the guides and use them in Glasgow. And I will add the Mackintosh-houses-guide to my itineraries page. I’m sure it is interesting for others travelling to Glasgow too. Thank you for reading and for your kind words! Olga
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