Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Party

The friends Christmas party was held in the Restaurant at Kelvingrove on 11th December. As ever, we had an excellent meal in good company. Every guest went home with a present and we had the additional bonus of a discount in the shops.

Courtesy of Frances Dryburgh
Thanks to the staff in the restaurant and in the shops.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Wardian Case at GOMA

© CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection
If you are in Glasgow doing your Christmas Shopping, take time to visit gallery 1 at GOMA to see the work of Aaron Angell. He is a ceramicist and shows a variety of contemporary exhibits with a historical perspective. It is thought provoking.
Also on display and of interest to the Friends, is the Wardian case, a one hundred and fifty year old  fern case from the Glasgow Museums collection. Thanks to a donation from FOGM, it has been conserved and replanted.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Shopping at Hopetoun

Friday 1st December was the date for the annual FoGM trip to the Christmas Fair at Hopetoun House.  Blessed with beautiful weather, we were treated, en route, to a wonderful panorama of the three bridges spanning the Firth of Forth. On arrival at Hopetoun, the shopping commenced, with a huge variety of stalls making purchases a test of willpower and stamina! 
Thanks are due to our organiser, Anne Ritchie, who was uniquely responsible for the day’s success.

Morna  Mathers