Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum
Town, district or village: Kelvingrove
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Competition assessed by Alfred Waterhouse. Two designs by Honeyman & Keppie short-listed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Kelvingrove Art GalleryYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 141888  Competition announced
Item 2 of 141891  Competition entry by H & D Barclay
Item 3 of 141891  Competition entry by Stark & Rowntree
Item 4 of 141892  Competition entry by Keppie and Mackintosh submitted in final round
Item 5 of 141892  Competition entry by J W Simpson and Milner Allen
Item 6 of 141892  Final selection of designs made - J W Simpson and Milner Allen appointed
Item 7 of 141892  Competition entry by John Wallace
Item 8 of 141892 Design exhibitedA N Prentice design - at RA
Item 9 of 141893 Design exhibitedDesigns by T Manly Deane and Hunter & Morris exhibited at RA
Item 10 of 141894  Sir Thomas Manly Deane competition design
Item 11 of 141901  Building completed and opened as part of International Exhibition
Item 12 of 141914  New south approaches
Item 13 of 141918  New print room
Item 14 of 14After 1975 Plans drawn upStreet Lighting project

People

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 40Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect 1891 Competition design - second premium? (Harper suggests it was unplaced)
Item 2 of 40Andrew Noble PrenticeArchitect 1891 Plateresque competition design - unsuccessful
Item 3 of 40George Washington BrowneArchitect 1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 4 of 40James LindsayArchitect 1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 5 of 40John WallaceArchitect 1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 6 of 40Thomas Lennox WatsonArchitect 1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 7 of 40William James AndersonArchitect 1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 8 of 40William LeiperArchitect 1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 9 of 40(Sir) John William SimpsonArchitectA18911895(?)Won competition - appointed as architects in 1892
Item 10 of 40Edmund John Milner AllenArchitectA18911901(?)Won competition - appointed as architects in 1892
Item 11 of 40Simpson & AllenArchitectural practiceA18911901(?)Won competition - appointed as architects in 1892
Item 12 of 40James Archibald MorrisArchitectB1891 Unsuccessful competition design - Simpson and Milner Allen appointed
Item 13 of 40James Kennedy HunterArchitectB1891 Unsuccessful competition design - Simpson and Milner Allen appointed
Item 14 of 40Morris & HunterArchitectural practiceB1891 Unsuccessful competition design - Simpson and Milner Allen appointed
Item 15 of 40Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceC1891 Competition design - short-listed and selected for final competition
Item 16 of 40John HoneymanArchitectC1891 Competition design - short-listed and selected for final competition
Item 17 of 40John KeppieArchitectC1891 Competition design - short-listed and selected for final competition
Item 18 of 40David BarclayArchitectD1891 Competition entry - unplaced
Item 19 of 40H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceD1891 Competition entry - unplaced
Item 20 of 40Hugh BarclayArchitectD1891 Competition design - unplaced
Item 21 of 40Fred RowntreeArchitectE1891 Competition design - reached second tier
Item 22 of 40Malcolm StarkArchitectE1891 Competition design - reached second tier
Item 23 of 40Stark & RowntreeArchitectural practiceE1891 Competition design - reached second tier
Item 24 of 40(Sir) Thomas Manly DeaneArchitectG1891 Competition design - shortlisted but unsuccessful
Item 25 of 40(Sir) Thomas Newenham DeaneArchitectG1891 Competition design - shortlisted but unsuccessful
Item 26 of 40(Sir) Thomas Newenham Deane & SonArchitectural practiceG1891 Competition design - shortlisted but unsuccessful
Item 27 of 40(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectH1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 28 of 40Burnet Son & CampbellArchitectural practiceH1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 29 of 40John Archibald CampbellArchitectH1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 30 of 40Henry John TreadwellArchitectI1891 Competition design - shortlisted but unsuccessful
Item 31 of 40Leonard MartinArchitectI1891 Competition design - shortlisted but unsuccessful
Item 32 of 40Treadwell & MartinArchitectural practiceI1891 Competition design - shortlisted but unsuccessful
Item 33 of 40Chorley & ConnonArchitectural practiceJ1891 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 34 of 40Alexander Beith McDonaldArchitectK1914 New south approaches (as City Surveyor)
Item 35 of 40Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)Architectural practiceK1914 New south approaches, Italian Garden and alterations to main front - A B McDonald and J A T Houston responsible
Item 36 of 40John Alfred Taylor HoustonArchitectK1914 New south approaches, Italian Garden and alterations to main front - in Office of Public Works
Item 37 of 40John KeppieArchitectL1918 New print room
Item 38 of 40Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceL1918 New print room
Item 39 of 40Alexander G MacgregorArchitect, Town PlannerMAfter 1975 Street lighting project - as Chief Architect Planner with Strathclyde Regional Council
Item 40 of 40Strathclyde Regional Council Department of Architecture and Related ServicesArchitectMAfter 1975 Street Lighting project - with Alex Macgregor as Chief Architect Planner

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Association for the Promotion of Art and Music in the City of Glasgow 
Item 2 of 2Corporation of Glasgowfinished scheme after Association for the Promotion of Art and Music ran out of funds

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 13Academy Architecture1892   p46 (A N Prentice's design)
Item 2 of 13Academy Architecture1893   p86 , no 787 (A N Paterson's design)
Item 3 of 13Academy Architecture1894   p96 Competition design, perspective view of interior of central hall (Deane design). H & D Barclay competition design p97
Item 4 of 13Academy Architecture1898 part 1 p78
Item 5 of 13Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1893   787 (A N Paterson design)
Item 6 of 13Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1894   870 (H & D Barclay design); 642 (Deane design); 874 (Morris & Hunter design)
Item 7 of 13Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1892, no 1802 (Prentice); 1893, no 1682 (T M Deane); 1893, no 1528 (Morris & Hunter)
Item 8 of 13Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 9 of 13RSA1895   511 (Wallace design)
Item 10 of 13RSA1896   H & D Barclay design
Item 11 of 13Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp191-3
Item 12 of 13Stevenson, D M, et al.1914Municipal Glasgow: its evolution and enterprises Glasgow: Corporation of the City of Glasgowpp39-45
Item 13 of 13Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p278

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 16British Architect25 June 1892  Honeyman & Keppie's designs
Item 2 of 16Builder15 August 1891LXI p127
Item 3 of 16Builder12 September 1891LXI p208
Item 4 of 16Builder12 December 1891LXI p444
Item 5 of 16Builder19 December 1891 or 2600sLXI p484
Item 6 of 16Builder16 April 1892LXII pp317-318
Item 7 of 16Builder30 April 1892LXII pp335-336
Item 8 of 16Builder7 May 1892LXII p342
Item 9 of 16Builder22 October 1892LXIII p 321 Andrew Noble Prentice's design
Item 10 of 16Builder23 December 1893LXV p471
Item 11 of 16Builder23 November 1895LXIX p378
Item 12 of 16Building6 September 1968  'Competition News' p85
Item 13 of 16Building News22 April 1892  Simpson & Allen designs (drawiong by T Raffles Davison)
Item 14 of 16Building News29 April 1892  Competition designs by Stark & Rowntree,Treadwell & Martin, T M Deane
Item 15 of 16Building News15 July 1898   
Item 16 of 16Glasgow Herald14&15 April 1895   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Courtesy of Alexander MacgregorInformation sent to the Dictionary Sent April 2016
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33071 
Item 3 of 6Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book for new print room by Keppie
Item 4 of 6Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 241
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Alfred Taylor Houston: F no1794 (microfilm reel 14)
Item 6 of 6Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1/5371, 1/2627