Our October lecture was given by Emily Malcolm, Curator at Riverside Museum, on thecatalogue of ship models currently in preparation.The collection was established in the 1870s and has ship models dating from the time of the Napoleonic wars to the present day. Many of us will have fond memories of displays of these models in Kelvingrove and in the Transport Museum and they are now in the Riverside Museum and in Glasgow museums resource centre. Not only did we hear of the story of the models and of the original ships but also of the people who made them. They were skilled craftsmen.
Ss Rangitane. © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection