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RA6a: Additional observations, Evidence of esteem

Campbell received a £13k Leverhulme Trust Fellowship in 1996-97 to enable him to catalogue the dal Pozzo architectural drawings collection at Windsor Castle; this work will be published in 2001. He is a Councillor of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1998-2001) and sits on its Heritage, Programme and Publications Committees. He has led the Society’s opposition to proposals to adapt Queensberry House for the use of the Scottish parliament and has appeared twice on radio and several times in newspapers in this connection (e.g. Radio Scotland, Sunday Times Scotland, Dec. 1999) He has also appeared on television in connection with Linlithgow Palace (‘Building a Nation’, BBC Scotland, Jan/Feb 1999). He has recently (2000) been invited onto the steering committee for the proposed St. Andrews University Database of 19th century Scottish architects. He is a referee for the Art Bulletin, arq (Architectural Research Quarterly) and is on the Board of Referees for Architectural Heritage.
Rowan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and was a member of the Society’s panel, set up in 2000, to report on the possible Impact of Devolution on Funding for Research in Social Sciences and the Arts. He was a member of the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland until 1995, President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain from 1992 to 1996, a member of the Curatorial Committee of the National Trust for Scotland from 1992 to 1997 and is President of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland from 1992 to the present. His expertise in architectural history has been recognised in the many areas where his specialist advice has been sought, e.g. as chairman of the Paxton House Trust and as a member of the Penicuik House Preservation Trust.
Holder’s expert knowledge of the history of modern architecture and design is reflected in the invitations to contribute to several key international dictionaries and encyclopedias, e.g. entries in the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (Fitzroy Dearbourne, 1997) and the Dizionario di Architecture Contemporanea (Utet , Turin, 1997), and many invitations to present conference papers, e.g. at the Institute of Historic Building Conservation conference, 1997. Not only has his work been published in Italian, it has also been translated into Japanese: ‘Design in Everyday Life: promoting modernism in Britain 1912-1944’, in Modernism in Design, ed. P. Greenhalgh, Reaktion Books, 1990, was reprinted in 1997 and produced in a Japanese language version in 1997. Holder is a member of the Editorial Board of RIBA Publications and is regularly invited to give papers at colloquia, e.g. Gladstone Memorial Library Colloquium on Victorian Landscapes (May 1999), and conferences, e.g. that of the Association of Art Historians (1996). He is a regular contributor to Architects Journal and other architectural and conservation periodicals, with over 65 articles to his name since 1994. Holder has contributed to television and radio a number of times (8) since 1994, e.g. series of four programmes on 1930s architecture for "Towards the Millennium“ Project, Radio 3 (1994), debate on Listing Policy with Owen Luder, Nationwide, BBC Radio 5, (1995) and ‘Material World’, BBC Radio 3, (1997).
Cameron is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a member of the National Committee on Carved Stones in Scotland, a Trustee of Paintings in Hospitals Scotland, and an elected Member of the Society for Medieval Research in Scotland (now known as the Scottish Medievalists). He is manager of the Listed Building Recording Programme for Scotland at the RCAHMS and chief critic on Art and Architecture for The Scotsman newspaper. He is regularly invited to lecture, e.g. the St Andrews Day Lecture for the St Andrews Museum (1996), the 60th Anniversary Lecture, Glenfinnan, for the National Trust for Scotland (1998) and to various specialist bodies, e.g. the British Archaeological Association (1997), the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (1998) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1999). He has frequently appeared on radio and television, e.g. news item on the Scottish Colourists, BBC television, Nov. 2000, ‘The History Fix, on the Glenfinnan Monument, BBC Knowledge, Jan. 2000.
Maggi won the President’s Commendation for the Essay Medal from the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain for his 1998 paper, published in Architectural History, on ‘Roslin Chapel in Gandy’s sketchbook and Daguerre’s Diorama’. He also won the 1999 Thomas Ross Award of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) for his work on Rosslyn Chapel; he is recognised internationally as an expert on its iconography and has contributed to its Conservation Plan with Simpson and Brown, Architects. He participates in, and helps organise, the cultural activities and events programme of the Italian Cultural Institute for Scotland and Northern Ireland. He has been an invited guest lecturer and contributor to arts radio programmes in Britain (BBC) and Italy, and is regularly invited to lecture at the University of Venice School of Architecture (IUAV).


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