About the Trust
The Mansfield Traquair Trust was formed in 1993 following growth of public concern at the deterioration of the condition of the former Catholic Apostolic Church in Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, damage to the murals by Phoebe Anna Traquair and the lack of an acceptable or viable use for the building. The aims of the Mansfield Traquair Trust are to seek a viable long-term future for the building and to ensure that the fabric and the murals are repaired and conserved for the benefit of the public at large. All income and expenditure is dedicated to achieving these aims.
The Trustees bring a wealth of experience in fields of art, architecture, history of art and architecture, fund-raising, the conservation and reuse of historic buildings, project and building management. To them are due thanks for their stalwart guidance through the years.
The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee and is constituted as a building preservation trust.
|Dr Duncan Thomson, Chairman||Former Keeper of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery|
|Fiona Allardyce||Painting and mural conservator. Leader ofthe team which restored the murals|
|Muriel Buchanan||Former Head Teacher of adjacent Drummond Community High School; Committee member of the Friends of Mansfield Traquair Centre|
|Dr Elizabeth Cumming||Art Historian. Foremost expert on the life and work of Phoebe Anna Traquair|
|Jocelyn Cunliffe||Conservation architect with experience of building preservation trust projects|
|Isla Duncan||Project Manager with experience of working with historic buildings|
|Malcolm Mathieson||Project Manager with Lend Lease|
|Malcolm Murray CBE||Former Chief General Manager and Director, Scottish Life Assurance Co|
|Anne-Marie Scott||Web Portals project coordinator with the University of Edinburgh; Committee member of the Friends of Mansfield Traquair Centre|
Former Trustees have included:
|Mrs Virginia Holt||Former Convener of the Friends of the Mansfield Traquair Centre|
|Father Columba Flegg||Former member and historian of the Catholic Apostolic Church|
|Margaret McGregor||Former Councillor for the City of Edinburgh Council ward which contains the Mansfield Traquair Centre|
|John Dick OBE||Former chief conservator with the National Galleries of Scotland|
|Diane Stein||Former Trust and National Galleries of Scotland fundraiser with experience in corporate events|
Mansfield Traquair Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee
registered in Scotland:
Scottish Charity no SC021599
Registered Company no SC159591
Registered address: Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street, Edinburgh EH3 6NX
and VAT Registration no: 724 1007 81
The Trust is administered by the Secretary, Rosemary Mann. The Trust's solicitors are Lindsays WS and its accountants are Danzig & Co. The Trust is supported by the Friends of the Mansfield Traquair Centre.