Monday, 13 June 2016

Visit to Cornwall led by Dr Colin Bailey June 2016

Nineteen Friends travelled to Cornwall for a cultural tour led by Dr Colin Bailey. Our visits included the  Royal Cornwall Museum Truro cathedral, two spectacular houses and gardens, the Lost Gardens of Heligan the Penlee Museum and the Newlyn painters , a pottery in St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden. Then on the last day, we crossed the causeway and climbed  St Michael's Mount We were blessed with good weather and well-informed local guides. Thanks to Colin Bailey and ACE tours.

The group outside Truro cathedral
  Photograph by Jennifer Semple

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

What we did in 2015-2016

Once again the Friends have approved a number of Grants towards the acquisitions of works of art and have supported various other projects carried out by Glasgow Museums.As ever the Children’s Art Exhibition was supported by the Friends, with £1,777.70 going towards the purchase of the medals and the engraving of them. £350.00 was also given for the cash prizes and a further £600.00 was given towards the cost of Display Boards to display the children’s work.A Grant of £9,000.00 was made to Kelvingrove towards the cost of staging the costume exhibition. The Friends also approved a Grant of £3,000.00 to help in the purchase of James Salmon Art Nouveau Furniture.
The largest Grant this year was of £42,587.63 to go towards the Redisplay of the West Court Gallery. The money will help to support an African Eco Zone within the West Court Gallery.
The Museum of Religion staged an exhibition called Angels Galore !and the Friends agreed to grant an amount of £3,500.00 to help towards this.