About the Mackintosh Heritage Group, Glasgow

Established in 1982, the Mackintosh Heritage Group is a non profit-making organisation whose mission is to act on behalf of Scotland’s unique Charles Rennie Mackintosh heritage. The Group is made up of representatives from the principal Mackintosh properties and collections:

Charles Rennie Mackintosh SocietyMackintosh Church at Queen’s Cross
Glasgow LifeKelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Scotland Street School Museum
Ingram Street Tearoom Interiors
Glasgow City CouncilThe Lighthouse
Martyrs’ School
The Glasgow School of ArtThe Mackintosh Building
House for an Art LoverHouse for an Art Lover, Bellahouston
National Trust for Scotland The Hill House, Helensburgh
University of Glasgow, The HunterianThe Mackintosh House
The Willow Tea RoomsWillow Tea Rooms, Sauchiehall Street

Associated organisations comprise Argyll and Bute Council, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland. In addition, the Group liaises with other public and private Mackintosh properties including 78 Derngate (The Mackintosh House) Northampton, Ruchill Church Hall, Glasgow and Windyhill, Kilmacolm.

Selected Achievements

  • The Glasgow Mackintosh Festival 2006
  • ‘Mackintosh 100’ celebrations in 2009 marking the centenary of the Glasgow School of Art
  • Glasgow Landmarks Initiative 2010–11 with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, in partnership with Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Historic Scotland, and VisitScotland.
  • Weekend packages in association with Glasgow hotels
  • Mackintosh website with e-newsletter
  • Regular ‘Legacy’ leaflet to Mackintosh attractions
  • Downloadable walking tours
  • ‘Mack Pack’ teaching kit for 8-14 yrs, information leaflet for teachers, Mackintosh by Design in 2009; and the children’s book, ‘The Amazing Mr Mackintosh,’ published in 2010
  • Mackintosh Trail Ticket, with the support of a Tourism Innovation Development Award

In addition, individual members have also made significant individual contributions to the city’s Mackintosh legacy over the past five-year period. These include:

  • major funding for a ‘Mackintosh Architecture’ research project, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, 2010 - 2014
  • the major refurbishment of The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building, completed 2009 - its centenary year
  • the refurbishment of The Mackintosh House, Hunterian Art Gallery, 2009
  • renovations and upgrading of the Mackintosh Church at Queen’s Cross, completed 2007
  • the Mackintosh and Glasgow Style Gallery, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, completed 2006


  • Scottish Thistle Award 2007 – Glasgow Mackintosh Festival Marketing Initiative
  • Scottish Thistle Award 2007 – Glasgow Mackintosh Festival – Events and Festivals International

For further information on Mackintosh or the work of the Mackintosh Heritage Group visit www.glasgowmackintosh.com.