Colin D A Porteous Collection - North Sun Conferences

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of job files and photographs for North Sun 1994 Conference, organised by Professor Colin Porteous.*

Administrative / Biographical History

Material, including abstracts and papers, relating to various North Sun Conferences, an event examining environmentally sustainable methods and technologies in architecture. North Sun 1994 was held at Glasgow School of Art, and organised by Porteous - material relating to this conference in particular forms the vast majority of this collection.

The material reflects not only the aims of the North Sun Conferences, seen in the comprehensive range of abstracts and papers, but also the minutiae of conference organisation.


The material has been arranged into sub-fonds by project. In turn, these sub-fonds have been sub-divided into two series - Job Files, and Images. Material within each of these has been catalogued according to original arrangements and divisions.*

Conditions Governing Access

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Mark Tripney Archives Assistant, c.2009-2010 Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

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