Thursday, 24 August 2017

Tapestries from the Burrell Collection

© CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

On Thursday, 24th of August 2017, at a reception in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the eagerly awaited catalogue “Tapestries from the Burrell Collection” was launched. Addressing the company, the Lord Provost, Eva Bolander, acknowledged the international importance of the tapestry collection and the connoisseurship of Sir William Burrell. The catalogue is the fruit of many years of research undertaken by Glasgow Museums in collaboration with Dr Elizabeth Cleland, Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Dr Lorraine Karafel, Associate Professor at Parsons School of Design, New York. The catalogue was made possible with the generous support of The Sir William Burrell Trust, Friends of Glasgow Museums, The Aurelius Charitable Trust, The Esmee Fairburn Trust and The Mercers’   Company.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Thomas Cairns Livingstone’s Diaries

Friends will remember that we helped to purchase the diaries of Thomas Cairns Livingstone. These can now be seen in a new display in the Mitchell library showcasing Glasgow during the period from 1913 to 1933. In the springtime, Barbara McLean, archivist, spoke to the Friends about these diaries. She is now giving free lectures about them. They will be on 24 August, 2017, at 6 pm in the library at Goma and on 31 August, 2017 at 6 pm in Langside library. The talks are all free and are drop in but people are asked to book their space at the Mitchell Library by telephoning the Grenville Street reception team on (0141) 287 2999.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Dali Painting on Loan

© CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dali has been taken down and is in conservation before going to London for the exhibition Dali /Duchamp at the Royal Academy. The exhibition will open on the 7 October 2017. The exhibition then travels to the Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida, USA.
The painting will return in summer 2018 to Kelvingrove but will then proceed to Bishop Auckland to Auckland Castle in the Autumn.

The Royal Academy will loan a painting by Raeburn, Boy with a Rabbit ,for display in Kelvingrove while the Dali is away.