Glasgow Mackintosh Tour
Scotland Street School
Alex Collins is a PhDl student in the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, where he researches medieval art and architecture.. He studied his MA in Art History and English at the University of St Andrews in 2009, before working in heritage and local government. At the University of Edinburgh, Alex teaches art and architectural history.
Peter Trowles has spent his career working in the fields of art and culture. A graduate of the University of St Andrews, Peter was Curator at Glasgow School of Art for 30 years, overseeing the heritage of the renowned Charles Rennie Mackintosh building and its important collections. Over the years he has curated art, design and architectural exhibitions worldwide, contributed to multiple books and journals, and been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences. In 1999 he helped set up the EU-funded Réseau Art Nouveau Network - a project linking European cities with an art nouveau legacy and was formerly the Network’s President. He is interested in issues relating to architectural heritage and the effects of over tourism on the built environment and has participated in a number or reviews addressing UNESCO World Heritage sites and European Cultural routes. He has established links and contacts in the arts, heritage and education sectors and works with private individuals, corporate clients, media outlets and government agencies through his company Cultural Perspectives Limited which he established in 2019. Peter has lectured widely to private, specialist groups and societies and continues to deliver small group cultural tours with a focus on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the rebirth of Glasgow as a cultural capital, and the rising popularity of Art Nouveau across Europe.
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