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Associated Works

This collection includes works by a number of artists, designers and architects associated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh, including his wife Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, his sister-in-law Frances Macdonald MacNair and his sister-in-law's husband Herbert MacNair. These works include textiles, designs, and four volumes of a Glasgow School of Art student publication called The Magazine, as well as several individual watercolours now separated from the publication. The collection also includes a number of models for proposed architectural schemes by Mackintosh.

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

Furniture and Interiors


  • chairs
  • tables
  • benches
  • ettles
  • periodical and writing desks
  • mokers' cabinets
  • beds
  • mirrors
  • washstands
  • bookcases
  • cabinets
  • linen presses
  • dressers
  • fenders
  • hat, coat and umbrella stands
  • a baptismal font, letter racks
  • light-fittings
  • clocks.

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

Fabric samples

Contains 20 fabric samples in 13 different geometric and floral designs. Named designs include: 'Rum', 'Kildare', 'Plane leaf', 'Cobra', 'Palamos'. Some designs were done for Elisabeth Eaton Ltd.

Chalmers, Sylvia

Textiles by Sylvia Chalmers


  • a collection of aprons
  • a collection of tote bags
  • a collection of placemats
  • a collection of tea towels
  • a collection of kerchiefs
  • a collection of curtains
  • a banner
  • a tablecloth, a collection of handkerchiefs, and a cushion cover.

Chalmers, Sylvia

Post Diploma course work

Work from Dugald Cameron's Post Diploma year at GSA. Includes a variety of drawings resulting in 3 designs for 3 ultrasonic diagnostic machines: bed table scanner, automatic scanner and diasonic.

Cameron, Dugald

Student papers

Includes GSA student work such as sketchbooks and loose sketches, collages and textile samples.

Fraser Taylor student sketches and collages for various student projects experimenting with media. Collages of preparatory designs for printed textiles of various media including layers of tissue papers, glassine paper, foam pieces, tracing paper with crayon, inks, dyes and mono print. Textile samples of figure studies with gouache paint, ink and collage areas in various medium. Designs for printed textiles in acrylic and pen on paper with areas of collage. Sketches of landscape and figure studies, pencil, charcoal, chalk, crayon, glue, acrylic and watercolour on paper. With hand written titles, dates and notes. 44 sheets various dimensions varying from 296 x 210 mm to 740 x 555 mm. Some mounted on card. The items are very fragile detachment of with some collage elements, flaking of the friable media such as gouache and acrylic paints.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Reproduction Furniture

A series of facsimile armchairs were commissioned by GSA between 2003 and 2005 to replace the original armchairs (from 1904 and 1906) that remained in situ and in daily use within the Director's Room and Board Room of Glasgow School of Art.

Bruce Hamilton Furniture Makers