Series GSAA/EPH/8 - Records relating to the Scottish Pavilion at the Turin Exhibition of Decorative Arts, 1902

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Records relating to the Scottish Pavilion at the Turin Exhibition of Decorative Arts, 1902


  • 1902-1903 (Creation)

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8 volumes

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This material relates to the School's involvement in the Turin Exhibition. Material includes: correspondence relating to the exhibition, transport of items and insurance, as well as lists and descriptions of the items exhibited at the exhibition, which included works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald, Frances Macdonald, Herbert MacNair and Jessie King. There is also a copy of Relazione della Giuria Internazionale, an account of each country's participation in the exhibition written in Italian.

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.


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The items have been bound into 8 bound volumes and were arranged during their custody in the School library.

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Of the works submitted to the exhibition, one was awarded a gold medal, three silver medals and three honourable mentions.

Fra Newbery was Director at Glasgow School of Art during the time of the Turin Exhibition. Part of Newbery's success at the School was led by the acclaim and notoriety surrounding the work of designers and artists such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret MacDonald, Frances MacDonald, Herbert MacNair, Jessie M. King and others working in the 1890s in "The Glasgow Style". This style was most highly acclaimed at the Turin Exhibition of Decorative Art, 1902. Much of this success was due to Newbery who selected the work and chose Mackintosh to design the rooms for its display. For this work Newbery was awarded the Cavaliere Ufficiale dell' Ordine della Corona d'Italia, an Italian knighthood.

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