The 22nd Annual Plenderleith Memorial Lecture
Icon Scotland Group
To: Thursday 28.11.19
11 Mitchell Lane
£15 - Non-Icon Members
£12 - Icon Members
£7 - Student
After the dust has settled - rediscovering the spirit of the Mackintosh.
So much of the fabric of the iconic Glasgow School of Art building was destroyed in the devastating fire of June 2018 - the building currently exists largely in the virtual world of recordings, drawings, scholarly essays and memories. Over a year later, the Mackintosh Building is slowly beginning to piece together its future again, a journey of making the intangible tangible. The philosophy behind achieving this is still being developed and challenged by the team responsible and by the wider community of interest. Icon Scotland Group is delighted to welcome Project Manager Liz Davidson who will explore the task of the reconstruction project for this year’s Harold Plenderleith Memorial Lecture.
Liz Davidson IHBC, Hon FRIAS, OBE is Senior Project Manager, Mackintosh Building Restoration. Liz has been involved in most aspects of Scotland’s built heritage for many years and most recently was Head of Heritage and Design at Glasgow City Council. Liz was responsible for leading the Heritage Lottery funded Townscape Heritage programme to regenerate Glasgow’s Merchant City and among other achievements pioneered Doors Open Day, the UK’s first free mass architectural participation event. In 2010 Liz received an OBE for services to conservation and the built heritage in Scotland.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
The event is preceded by Icon Scotland Group’s AGM from 5.00 -5.45pm to which all Group members are invited.
Liz Davidson IHBC, Hon FRIAS, OBE Senior Project Manager, Mackintosh Building Restoration