Basic Site Details

Name: Albert Institute
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1McManus GalleriesYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Institute  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Albert SquareYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518641867 Original building
Item 2 of 51869  Free library was opened within Albert Institute
Item 3 of 518711873 Extension - central unit and Free Library
Item 4 of 518871889 Victoria Galleries (east wing)
Item 5 of 520062009Refurbishment 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 8(Sir) George Gilbert ScottArchitect, Architectural practice 18641867Won in competition
Item 2 of 8David Mackenzie II (or David McKenzie II)Architect 18711873Extension - central unit (based on design by George Gilbert Scott) and Free Library
Item 3 of 8William AlexanderArchitect 18871889Designed Victoria Jubilee Galleries
Item 4 of 8Brian ParkArchitectG20062009Refurbishment
Item 5 of 8Chris MummeryArchitectG20062009Refurbishment
Item 6 of 8David J Paton G20062009Refurbishment
Item 7 of 8David PageArchitectG20062009Refurbishment
Item 8 of 8Page \ Park ArchitectsArchitectural practiceG20062009Refurbishment


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Albert Institute Company Ltd (Sir David Baxter, Dr John Boyd Baxter and others) 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep111-113
Item 2 of 7Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 7McKean, Charles and Whatley, Patricia2008Lost Dundee: Dundee's lost architectural heritage Birlinn, Edinburghp135 - illustrated as first built
Item 4 of 7RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSPhotograph by George Washington Wilson (1895) p45
Item 5 of 7Scott, G G (Junior), ed.1879Personal and Professional Recollections New edition with introduction by Gavin Stamppp272 & 279
Item 6 of 7Sidey, Tessa1978Simple Bold and Effective: an Architectural History of the Albert Institute Dundee   
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Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder20 August 1864XXII p655
Item 2 of 4Builder19 August 1865XXIII  
Item 3 of 4Dundee Advertiser19 April 1864   
Item 4 of 4Dundee Advertiser1 November 1864   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm)  
Item 2 of 3Dundee UniversityDundee University Archives Plans (by William Alexander and by Scott and by David Mackenzie) Ref no TC MP 62.1 , 62.4, 62/1, & 62/7 (including contractual drawings). Plans ref no N (lib) 4 for Victoria Galleries. Plans Ref no: TC MP 62 2 for Free Library extension.
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24939