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Glasgow art gallery and...
Favorite thing: Glasgow art gallery and museum, travel museum, george souare just people watch.resturant Romano where the famous hang out.
The People's Palace
This is a museum which outlines the history of the City of Glasgow from 1750 to the present. Together with the adjoining Winter Gardens it was opened by the Earl of Rosebery in 1898 and its target audience were the people of Glasgow's East End, which was one of the City's most unhealthy areas at that time. The new Museum was to be a cultural centre for them. It was originally laid out with reading and recreation rooms on the ground floor, a museum on the first floor and a picture gallery on the second floor.
Since the 1940s, however, it has been the Local History Museum of Glasgow.
The Museum runs different Exhibitions and caters for school parties.
On site there is a Museum Shop and in the Winter Gardens there is a Cafe.
Admission is free.
Fondest memory: Late Night Buses
After a night out at one of the City's theatres or Dance Halls I can remember making my way to George Square to catch one of the late night buses. Late night revellers would appear from all corners of the Square and would start queuing at what appeared to be random places around the Square. Buses would arrive and having got on the right bus you were grateful to the conductor for waking you up just before it was time for your stop!
Then came the night you had just missed your bus and the next one was an hour later. Did you stay for that next bus, or like I did, several times, did you walk the whole way home. It was actually quite a pleasant experience and, in those days, quite safe.
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The museums are extremely good...
Favorite thing: The museums are extremely good and FREE, there are plenty of them around. If you like there is a tour bus which takes you round them all and you can hop on and off as you wish. Although this cost £7 for adults and £3 for kids. For more info go here scotguide.com/glasgowtour
A virtual visit of Glasgow's museums
Favorite thing: Glasgow museums have launched a photo library on their website, allowing you to view 15,000 (and growing) paintings, pastels or photographs displayed throughout the town.
Though the main purpose of this collection is to enable you to order prints or reproductions (particularly useful if you're a journalist or an education professional), I think the art lover can have a very good idea of the richness of Glasgow's museums and the variety of the collections they own.
It is also interesting in that you can see reproductions of paintings that are not always on display.
Fondest memory: You can either browse the images, or search by keyword or author.
The number of the object tells you in what museum it is hosted. If you are keen on seeing it in real life, always check with the museum before going as a lot of objects are sent away for lending.
Here is some of the classification:
simple number. ex: 2441 => Kelvingrove
35.number. ex: 35.238 => Burrell collection or Hunterian Gallery (paintings)
38.number => Burrell collection (ceramics)
45.number or 46.number =>Burrell collection (stained glasses or tapestries)
pc.number. ex: PC.94 => Pollok House
T.numbers and letters. ex:T.1962.6.e => Museum of transport
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Hannah Frank 100 year old artist- last week
Favorite thing: this 100 year old artist (I have to express an interest, she's my auntie) has an exhibition - the last in a 5 year international tour - at Glasgow University Chapel.
She studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University in the 1920s and 30s.
Otherworldly eerie cloaked figures and bronze female figures:
"Eighty years on from her earliest works they remain personal and deeply touching, suffused with the longing and elegant melancholy of youth in the sepulchral light of the chapel. " Moira Jeffrey in Scotland on Sunday
please go - Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-11 - this is the last week, it finishes on 11th October.
As well as trademark black and white drawings and sculptures, also includes some correspondence, some issues of the Glasgow University Magazine in the 1920s where her work first appeared - and a recent find, 16 coloured pastel life drawings from her Art School days.
see http://www.hannahfrank.org.uk for more info about the artist and to buy prints, cards, sculpture, books. Also on sale at Glasgow Uni Visitor Centre and 'Damselfly and the Queen Bee' on Great Western Road.
Favorite thing: Like most European cities, Glasgow has a mix of old and new sculpture. Keep an eye out for this type of thing as it does add an extra dimension to your visit - highlighting the heritage and culture of the city along with what is thought to be in vogue with a modern touch too.
visit Kelvinbridge Art...
Favorite thing: visit Kelvinbridge Art Museum.
Photo Below: The Museum, as seen from Glasgow University campus.
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